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Re: C type fontification help

From: Kin Cho
Subject: Re: C type fontification help
Date: 22 May 2003 10:42:59 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3

"Stefan Monnier" <> writes:

> > I need help fontifying "FOO(a)" as type and "bar" as variable below:
> > struct foo {
> >     FOO(a) bar;
> > };
> > I tried adding "FOO([^)]+)" to c-font-lock-extra-types but it
> > doens't help because c-font-lock-extra-types doens't expect word
> > delimiters.
> You might want to try something like
>   (add-hook 'c-mode-hook
>     (lambda ()
>       (set (make-local-variable 'font-lock-syntactic-keywords)
>            '(("FOO([^)]+)" (0 '(2))))))
> To first change the syntax-class of the open and close paren to "word".
> That's pretty ugly but it should work (probably with some fiddling).

I have given up on relying on font-lock for parsing.

I'm experimenting with's semantic now and it looks
good so far -- although it still wouldn't associate "FOO(a)" as
the type of "bar", but at least "bar" is parsed as a variable.



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