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Re: font-lock and fontifying the few first nonempty lines in a buffer


From: Sandip Chitale
Subject: Re: font-lock and fontifying the few first nonempty lines in a buffer
Date: 27 Jun 2003 18:01:14 -0700

"Stefan Monnier" <monnier+gnu.emacs.help/news/@flint.cs.yale.edu> wrote in 
message news:<address@hidden>...
> >     "\\`\\(\\(.+\n\\)\\{1,7\\}\\)\n"
> 
> You can also try "\\`\\(\\(.+\n\\)*?\\)\n".
> 

"\\(\\`\\(?:\\(?:.+\n\\)*?\\)\n\\)"
with match data set to the whole match.

You can interactively experiment with this stuff using

M-x re-builder <RET>


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