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Re: Syntax Highlighting Latency in Emacs

From: jab3
Subject: Re: Syntax Highlighting Latency in Emacs
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2004 15:03:02 -0500

Peter Lee finally wrote on Tue December 21 2004 01:38 pm:

>>>>> jab3  writes:
>     jab3> I'm also interested in figuring out (maybe
>     jab3> with regular expressions) a way to make Emacs emulate another
>     vim feature jab3> that I do like: highlighting control characters in
>     quoted strings in a C
>     jab3> file.  For instance, in printf("Hello %s\n", name); I would like
>     the %s and jab3> \n highlighted in a different color from the normal
>     string quote color.
> Do you mean like
> M-x highlight-regexp [ret] \%s
> M-x highlight-regexp [ret] \\n
> C-x w h
> Or do you mean something more permanent?  You could probably use
> highlight-regexp in conjunction with one of the font-lock
> callbacks... But there's probably a better way.

Ah.  That seems to be doing what I want.  What if I just put the commands in
my .emacs file?  How would I type the command for that file?

(highlight-regexp "\%s" 'font-lock-function-name-face) ???

I know that's probably not right, but would something like that work?


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