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Re: Electric Buffer mode too boring


From: Dan Espen
Subject: Re: Electric Buffer mode too boring
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2008 12:15:25 GMT
User-agent: Gnus/5.090015 (Oort Gnus v0.15) XEmacs/21.4 (Constant Variable, i386-redhat-linux)

Kevin Rodgers <address@hidden> writes:

> Dan Espen wrote:
>> "Drew Adams" <address@hidden> writes:
>>
>>>>>> I've been using this with XEmacs for years:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> (defconst Electric-buffer-menu-mode-font-lock-keywords
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I've never been able to figure out why it doesn't work
>>>> with gnu emacs.
>>>>>> Help!
> ...
>> Maybe I'm missing something basic.
>> Doesn't font lock always automatically look for font lock
>> keywords with the same name as the mode with the 'font-lock-keywords'
>> suffix?
>> It seems to with XEmacs.
>
> I think major modes follow the convention of defining a global variable
> with such a name, but also make sure to set the buffer-local variable
> font-lock-keywords to reference it.

Well, I did:

(add-hook 'electric-buffer-menu-mode-hook
          '(lambda ()
             (font-lock-mode 1)
             (setq font-lock-keywords 
Electric-buffer-menu-mode-font-lock-keywords)
             (font-lock-fontify-buffer)))

In XEmacs, I hit ^h^v to see a variables value.
Just figured out I need M-x describe-variable.
(A difference I can adapt to.)

So now I can see I have font-lock-mode on and
font-lock-keywords set as desired but no decoration.

Then I noticed that if I type in a line, for example "S" for (save)
the line changes color but not to the color I want.

I think the emacs version of electric buffer list is doing it's own
thing to the highlighting.

Not happy.


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