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Re: Perl-mode scanning bug

From: Martin Jost
Subject: Re: Perl-mode scanning bug
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2001 13:00:07 +0200

David Allen wrote:
> Typing this code into emacs using perl-mode results in a parenthesis
> mismatch error, despite the fact that it's valid perl syntax:
> if(my $user = ${$self->{'logins'}->{$username}}) {
>    # Whatever...
> }
> At the last '}' before the end of the 'if' condition, it flags that
> character as a mismatched parenthesis, and incorrectly indents all
> code after that point.  Perl doesn't care of course since it's valid
> syntax, but it's quite annoying, since it forces you to use another
> dereferencing idiom.  I like to use ${ $ref }.

> ||/ Name           Version        Description
> +++-==============-==============-============================================
> ii  emacs20        20.7-10.1      The GNU Emacs editor.
> /build/buildd/emacs20-20.7/debian/tmp-emacs/usr/share/emacs/20.7/lisp/progmodes/perl-mode.el

I would try to use 'cperl-mode' instead of 'perl-mode'.
cperl-mode comes with 20.7, so you should be able to just switch to
this package.

HTH (cperl-mode usually does :-)


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