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Re: [AUCTeX] own macro coloring?

From: Ivan Andrus
Subject: Re: [AUCTeX] own macro coloring?
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2013 18:48:39 -0600

Forgot to CC the list.

On Jul 17, 2013, at 6:28 PM, ivo welch <address@hidden> wrote:

> thx, ivan.  this M-:  (customize-group 'font-latex-keywords) RET  is
> definitely new wizardry for me.  to show much of a novice I am, let me
> describe my experience.

It's hard to tell how much someone knows about Emacs.  So I'm glad
you learned something today.  :-)

> this opens an interesting window with a lot of choices.  I can see how
> this can make emacs more userfriendly in the future, but it's still
> tough going.
> clicking on any of the triangles on the left brings up a choice, where
> most variables seem to describe themselves as being set to "STANDARD".
> Clicking on "INS" yields a dialog with "Keyword" and "Format".  I
> presume this is where I have to add my "\myboldface{}" and presumably
> the right place is "Font Latex Match Bold Command Keywords" and once I
> have it working, the button at the top that says "save for future
> sessions" will add it to my .emacs file.  correct?

That's right.  Though several of these particular variables
require restarting Emacs.

> unfortunately, there are no full examples that show what the dialog
> expects as inputs for keyword and format.  <tab> does not show
> options, but moves onto the next field.  the description starts out
> well: each element has to be a list..., so I gather that "myboldface"
> (which is my \myboldface{hello} latex macro) goes into the keyword
> field.  alas, the emacs format specifier is a mystery to me.  it
> refers to the doc string of font-latex-user-keyword-classes, but after
> staring at font-latex.el for a while, I still have not figured out
> what it wants.  it would be much nicer if there was an example in the
> docs, such as "myboldface" and "bold" right where it prompts for the
> list entry.

Unfortunately, it doesn't contain all of the documentation about the 
format.  I thought it did.  Anyway, the simplest case for one of my 
macros \defn[...]{...} will look like this:

           Keyword: defn
           Format: [{

Notice that you don't include the initial backslash.  The format is 
described in the documentation for `font-latex-user-keyword-classes'.

> after I have entered the correct values, presumably I would click on
> "set for current session"---can I then visit a latex file in another
> emacs buffer here and expect to see the effect of my change?

Yes, except that some of these might require restarting Emacs.

> ;;; if there is a full entry for .emacs which would "just work", I
> would love to hear it, too.  ultimately, this is what I will do
> anyway.


(setq font-latex-match-bold-command-keywords
     '(("defn" "[{") ("phandefn" "[{")))

> regards,
> /iaw
> (In "More", I randomly stumbled over the fact that the "Generated by
> `...`" is actually a clickable link, which in turn provides a
> clickable link to font-latex.el.  this was not visually highlighted.)

You're right.  It seems like it should be.  You can report a bug with
M-x report-emacs-bug RET if you would like.


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