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Re: Syntax Highlighting Latency in Emacs

From: jab3
Subject: Re: Syntax Highlighting Latency in Emacs
Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2004 19:18:34 -0500

Peter Lee finally wrote on Wed December 22 2004 04:55 pm:

>>>>> jab3  writes:
>     jab3> Ah.  That seems to be doing what I want.  What if I just put the
>     commands in
>     jab3> my .emacs file?  How would I type the command for that file?
>     jab3> (highlight-regexp "\%s" 'font-lock-function-name-face) ???
> maybe something like:
> (global-set-key (kbd "C-c m") (lambda () (interactive) (highlight-regexp
> "\%s" "hi-yellow")))

Excellent.  I got that to work with font-lock-function-name-face, so
everything's all starting to come together.  I have a question though.  I
had to do something odd (at least I consider it odd :); to make '\n' work
in the .emacs file with the lambda function, I had to use 4 \ for it to
only use the '\n'.  That is, 

(highlight-regexp "\\\\n" "font-lock-function-name-face")

is the only thing that worked correctly.  If I only did "\\n" then Emacs
highlighted all 'n's.  Why is it necessary to use '\\\\n' to represent
'\n'?  I can understand '\\n' - it's just the double that is confusing
me. :)

Thanks for all your help,

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