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Re: Font Lock Problems

From: Phillip Lord
Subject: Re: Font Lock Problems
Date: 21 Oct 2003 18:08:35 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2.93

>>>>> "Stefan" == Stefan Monnier <> writes:

  >> (font-lock-add-keywords 'language-speak-mode '(("#.*" 0
  >> font-lock-comment-face)))

  Stefan> Better setup the syntax-table properly to mark # as a
  Stefan> comment-startand \n as comment-end.

Okay, thats fair enough. I've never done anything with the syntax
table before, but I shall investigate. 

  >> This works fine an does what I expect (that is for each line
  >> highlights ">>>>" in one colour, all the text before it in
  >> another, and all the text after it in another). But its does it
  >> very lazily. In fact I have to call "font-lock-fontify-buffer" to
  >> get it to do any fontification at all.

  Stefan> Have you turned font-lock-mode ON ?

I presume so. 

I am using global-font-lock-mode. Do I have to add something to my
mode to provide support for font-lock? I'm currently defining my mode
as a derived mode from text-mode.


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