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strange font-lock issue with cpp syntax highlighting

From: Rob Hutten
Subject: strange font-lock issue with cpp syntax highlighting
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 10:10:45 -0800 (PST)


Apologies if this is a newbie question.  A few of us here have combed list
archives and the next in general but cannot find an answer to our question.

We have two development environments in which our coder uses emacs:

Old:  emacs-21.3.1 on RHEL4

New: emacs-21.4.1 on CentOS 5.2

Both environments share the same cpp.elc and jackknife environment files. 
Yet the syntax highlighting for C++ code seems to be using different parsing
rules; we understand how to map colours to certain syntactical elements, but
we're in the dark as to exactly how the C++-specific syntactical elements
(ie constants, types, namespaces, etc.) are defined.

If some kind sould could help shed a little light here, we'd be very


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