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Re: composing faces

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: composing faces
Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2006 21:32:05 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.90 (gnu/linux)

Perry Smith <address@hidden> writes:

> On Nov 17, 2006, at 1:08 PM, David Abrahams wrote:
>     Is there a way to define a new face that's exactly like some other
>     face, except for certain changes?  For example, I'd like to build a
>     face that's exactly font-lock-variable-name-face, except that it's
>     always italic.
> (copy-face 'font-lock-variable-name-face 'my-new-face)
> (set-face-attribute 'my-new-face nil :italic t)

I think that one should get by without copying, using something like

(defface my-new-face ((:default :inherit font-lock-variable-name-face
         :italic t)))

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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