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Re: Is this a bug in cperl mode

From: Harry Putnam
Subject: Re: Is this a bug in cperl mode
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2003 15:50:14 GMT
User-agent: Gnus/5.090008 (Oort Gnus v0.08) Emacs/21.3.50 (i686-pc-linux-gnu) (Kai Gro├čjohann) writes:

> Harry Putnam <> writes:
>> I get several kinds of goofy behavior from cperl mode on this snippet
>> of code.  The syntax hylight breaks down on last section too.  Makes
>> cperl pretty useless for what its designed for. Maybe its local guff
>> causing it but starting emacs -q -no-site-file doesn't seem to help.
> I could reproduce this with the cperl that comes with Emacs, but the
> cperl from Ilya (I have 4.32, it seems) works.
> How about you check that and submit a bug report, suggesting to
> upgrade the cperl in Emacs.  (It seems that the cperl in Emacs is
> quite old.)

I'm running a recent cvs of emacs (GNU Emacs )

checking C-h v cperl-version <RET> shows:
  cperl-version's value is "4.32"
  Version of IZ-supported CPerl package this file is based on.
  Defined in `cperl-mode'.

Must be more than one version of 4.32 :)
With the posted code in a cperl-mode buffer and running
C-x h
C-M \

I get:
  forward-sexp: Scan error: "Unbalanced parentheses", 169, 212
Switching to plain perl-mode and running the same commands produces

Daniel writes:
> such single occurences of 's' they're a nightmare in both variants.

Seems like regular perl-mode deals with that.  At least in this case.
Can code be stolen or example drawn from it?

Oh and can some thing be set so that

Isn't expanded into:
  if (some_test) {

Or is the lack of space between `if and (', `) and {' part of the same

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