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Re: Feature request/RFC: proper highlighting of code embedded in comment

From: Clément Pit--Claudel
Subject: Re: Feature request/RFC: proper highlighting of code embedded in comments
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2016 10:19:47 -0400
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On 2016-10-17 09:02, Stefan Monnier wrote:
>> 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.

Thanks! I'll look.

>> 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.

Woops, this was a typo.  I'm using a 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
> parsing).

OK; I think I'll go with the solution I posted in the other subthread :)


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