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Re: Font-lock with newcomment.el

From: David C Sterratt
Subject: Re: Font-lock with newcomment.el
Date: 02 Jun 2003 11:06:01 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

>>>>> Kevin Rodgers writes:

 > David C Sterratt wrote:
 >>>>>>> Stefan Monnier writes:
 >> > Oh, and David, regarding your mode: do a C-h f looking-at, that
 >> > will save you a bunch of buffer-substrings.
 >> Thanks for looking at the code.  From the looking-at
 >> documentation, it seems like it only matches regexps after the
 >> point, whereas in the current way of doing indentation I need to
 >> match symbols anywhere in the line, in most cases at least.  So
 >> it's not clear to me how looking-at will help, unless I rethink
 >> the indentation code.

 > I don't have your code in front of me, but it sounds like you're
 > using buffer-substring to extract the current line and then
 > string-match to recognize a pattern in it.  Since looking-at only
 > matches its REGEXP argument immediately after point, you can search
 > for any pattern on the current line with (concat ".*" REGEXP),
 > assuming you're at the beginning of the line -- if not, just wrap
 > it in (save-excursion (beginning-of-line) ...).

Thanks for the advice.  I may have to save it for a  rainy day, as
I've got too much to do at the moment, but when I'm feeling like a
bit more elisp hacking I'll take a look at the indentation code


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