On Sun, 2002-10-20 at 15:23, Glynn Clements wrote:
> Yep, that's how I've understood the consensus too. But
> from format-alist sounds a bit scary to me; that might cause problems
> eg. if we later for some reason decide to put the entries back there.
> How about if the old defuns were put back into image-mode, but as dummy
> `make-obsolete'd ones that don't do anything? Would that work?
No. So long as the format-alist entries remain, the associated
functions must change the data such that the beginning of the data no
longer matches the specified regexp. Otherwise, the functions will
just be called again, resulting in an infinite loop. Consequently, a
no-op won't work.
Ok, thanks for the explanation. Removal of the format-alist entries
might be the best way to go then. I'm fine with it unless somebody else
points out that it will break something.
scop at xemacs.org