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Re: cannot activate font-lock-mode

From: martin rudalics
Subject: Re: cannot activate font-lock-mode
Date: Sat, 02 Jun 2007 10:58:58 +0200
User-agent: Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0 (Windows/20041206)

>>>>>mode: font-lock
>>>>>font-lock-defaults: (("^\\S-.*:$"))
>>>>I must say that I don't know why this has changed.
>>>>Does the patch below fix your problem?
>>>No, nothing changed.  If I use font-lock-keywords I get the message:
>>> "Toggling font-lock-mode off; better pass an explicit argument."
>>That looks correct: since font-lock is now enabled by default your "mode:
>>font-lock" might very well end up turning the mode OFF, and this is what the
>>message tells you.
> Nonetheless, the behaviour does not change.  Either with your patch:
> -     (font-lock-eval-keywords keywords))
> +     (font-lock-eval-keywords (or keywords font-lock-keywords)))
> or without, the behaviour is the same.  Specifically:
> - if I remove the "mode: font-lock" line from the local variables, no
>   fontification is done
> - else, if "mode: font-lock" is there:
>   + if I use font-lock-keywords I get the above message
>   + if I use font-lock-defaults I get fontification and no messages

Why didn't you try the very first solution I proposed?  You have to
activate font-lock-mode _after_ setting the defaults, like this

# Local Variables:
# font-lock-defaults: (("^\\s-*:0" "##+"))
# mode: font-lock
# End:

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