Just wondering, because ...
- The function of
font-lock-modeis to programmatically un/assign a given typeface or typeface font to text. But it's just an assignment, which can be easily overridden; FLM doesn't
lockin any sense of that verb that's reasonable to me. (Am I missing something?)
- When I'm
org-modeing, I regularly toggle
M-x font-lock-modeto either (a) hide the Org magic (e.g., inspect the underlying Org markup/syntax, search for URLs inside hyperlinks), or (b) "magic on" (i.e., reprettify the display). But I don't work with Org every day, and if it's been awhile I find myself needing to research "what's the name of that
</pig-latin>I need to call?"
So I'm hoping my life will be easier if I know
font lock's etymology ... plus I'm curious.