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Re: Font Lock Problems

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Font Lock Problems
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 20:03:34 GMT
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

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

Check out SampleMode in the emacswiki where it has an example.

>>> 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.

Well, what is the value of `font-lock-mode' ?

> 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.

Don't use `font-lock-add-keywords' when defining a major mode.
See SampleMode for an example.


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