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Re: Feature request/RFC: proper highlighting of code embedded in comment
Re: Feature request/RFC: proper highlighting of code embedded in comments
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:02:35 -0400
Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)
> Thanks! How is the package called? I don't see it list-packages :/
It's called sm-c-mode. And no, it's not in GNU ELPA, it's in elpa.git.
> The issue here is that “What a great example” is a string. I tried
> using a syntactic face function to mark the last ‘>’ as a string
> closer and the newline as a string opener,
Never set `syntax-table` text properties from
font-lock-syntactic-face-function (this will bring nothing but
problems that are difficult to track down). Been there, done that.
Do it from syntax-propertize-function.
> but that confused the existing function, which expects the docstring
> starter to be ‘"""’, not ‘\n’. Even after fixing this, python-mode
> was unusable: it inflooped when trying to find a whole defun, because
> the nav-end-of-defun function isn't ready to accept ‘\n’ as
> a string starter.
Sounds like you need to adjust other parts of the code, yes.
Alternatively, don't use `syntax-table` text properties at all, and
highlight the nested strings "by hand" (with regexps and/or manual