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Re: font-lock requires face to be `defface'd and `defvar'ed


From: Alexander Pohoyda
Subject: Re: font-lock requires face to be `defface'd and `defvar'ed
Date: 27 Dec 2003 10:26:44 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

Miguel Frasson <address@hidden> writes:

> ;; this code should be enoght to highlight in green all
> ;; `foo's... however a terrible thing happens: the symbol foo-face
> ;; is not set :(
> 
> (progn
>   ;; defining `foo-face' first just using `defface'
>   (defface foo-face '((t (:foreground "green"))) "foo face")
>   (defconst foo-font-lock-defaults
>     '(
>       (("foo". foo-face))             ;keywords

Please try this: 
        (("foo". 'foo-face))            ;keywords
instead.


>       nil nil nil backward-paragraph))
>   (make-local-variable 'font-lock-defaults)
>   (setq font-lock-defaults foo-font-lock-defaults)
>   (font-lock-mode nil)                        ; turn font-lock off and on
>   (font-lock-mode t))


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