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Re: cc-mode fontification feels random

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: cc-mode fontification feels random
Date: Sun, 06 Jun 2021 16:28:02 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> What exactly are the reasons that we need to scan from BOB?  With the
> exception of data type declarations, what else requires to go back
> farther that the beginning of the defun in which we start fontifying?

It all depends on the language.

E.g. in ELisp, what looks like a defun might actually be in the middle
of a string and there's no reliable way to know if something's in
a string other than to parse from BOB.
In C the situation is somewhat similar but for comments.


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