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Re: Multiline font lock questions

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Multiline font lock questions
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2006 15:35:58 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.90 (gnu/linux)

>>> This very page links to another page describing
>>> font-lock-extend-after-change-region-function, which seems like it
>>> constitutes a fourth way to "do rehighlighting of multiline
>>> constructs."
>> Indeed.  Alan McKenzie likes this, but I would rather discourage its
>> use.

> Why does he like it, and why do you dislike it?

That was the subject of a neverending thread :-(

> Can we make the doc consistent, please?  If there are really four ways
> documented, there shouldn't be a page saying there are three ways.
> You can always add disparaging words about the fourth way if you
> like.  As it stands it's hard to tell whether the information even
> makes sense.

Which way to fix the doc depends on the end of the neverending thread, hence
the current state.


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