Re: Emacs questions
Thanks for the responses; i know this isn't an Emacs mailing list ---
How can this be possible? The bloated Emacs with every feature known to
humanity can't do the one thing that lil' ol' vim does with ease: give me
syntax highlighting outside of X?
That emacs FAQ does look bad ... i'll investigate further and let you all
know what i find!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Etienne Grossmann" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 14, 2000 2:08 PM
Subject: Re: Emacs questions
> On Wed, 14 Jun 2000, Jeffrey Knight wrote:
> > Quick emacs questions:
> > does syntax hightlighting work in emacs
> > (*not* xemacs) -- font-lock doesn't seem
> > to give me any pretty colors outside of X,
> > and I can't for the life of me find anything
> > in the documentation.
> I take the following, taken from the emacs faq
> http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/emacs-faq.text ), as a bad omen :
> 34: How can I highlight a region of text in Emacs?
> If you are using a windowing system such as X, you can cause the region
> to be highlighted when the mark is active by including
> (transient-mark-mode t)
> Nothing is said about non-X. Also, in the emacs-lisp manual,
> X11 Colors
> You can specify colors when you use Emacs version 19 with the MIT X
Windowing system. (All the previous examples should work with both Emacs
version 18 and
> Emacs version 19; this works only with Emacs version 19.)
> Again, nothing is said about non-X. So don't stake your life
> on colors on the console ...
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