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bug#36647: 26.1; Please align examples of search-based fontification wit

From: Basil L. Contovounesios
Subject: bug#36647: 26.1; Please align examples of search-based fontification with recommendations
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2019 12:02:12 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

tags 36647 notabug
close 36647

Glenn Morris <address@hidden> writes:

> Markus Triska wrote:
>> In 39.12.2 Defining Faces, the documentation of defface includes the text:
>>    "You should not quote the symbol FACE, and
>>     it should not end in '-face' (that would be redundant)."
>> Yet, 23.6.2 Search-based Fontification repeatedly mentions fubar-face as
>> example face, and its name does end in -face:
>>     ;; Highlight occurrences of 'fubar',
>>     ;; using the face which is the value of 'fubar-face'.
>>     ("fubar" . fubar-face)
> fubar-face is not a face, but a variable whose value is a face.
> Thus, there is no inconsistency here.

Indeed, as the line immediately preceding the citation explains:

     In this kind of element, FACESPEC is an expression whose value
     specifies the face to use for highlighting.  In the simplest case,
     FACESPEC is a Lisp variable (a symbol) whose value is a face name.

So I'm closing this report.



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