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Re: LaTeX mode (tex-mode.el) font-lock bug (?)


From: Marcin Borkowski
Subject: Re: LaTeX mode (tex-mode.el) font-lock bug (?)
Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2018 20:05:32 +0100
User-agent: mu4e 0.9.19; emacs 27.0.50

On 2018-01-22, at 04:20, Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> wrote:

>> 2. Why aren't you using AUCTeX?
>
> Don't know about Emmanuel, but I use tex-mode.el because I much prefer
> its C-c C-c and its indentation (no wonder: I wrote them).

Fair enough.  Still, I prefer AUCTeX (with some functions I wrote to
it;-)).

>> 4. More precisely, stock Emacs' tex-mode seems to insist that the
>> argument to \textbf{...} does not contain newlines.
>
> Indeed, handling multiline font-lock elements is always a pain in the
> rear, so I haven't tried to do it yet, especially since with LaTeX
> there's always a risk of mis-parsing (it's nigh on impossible to parse
> it reliably without (re)implementing TeX).

That's true...  IOW, the un-fontlocking of multiline elements is by
design.

Best,

--
Marcin Borkowski



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