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Re: Xemacs color code

by EvdB (Deacon)
on Nov 05, 2003 at 11:43 UTC ( #304695=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Xemacs color code

First put xemacs into perl mode
^M x perl-mode
and then switch on the syntax highlighting
^M x font-lock-fontify-buffer
You can do this from the menus at the top too using: Options -> Syntax Highlighting -> Least.

^M x means 'meta-key' + 'x' key at the same time.

--tidiness is the memory loss of environmental mnemonics

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Re: Re: Xemacs color code
by BazB (Priest) on Nov 05, 2003 at 12:47 UTC

    Personally I prefer cperl-mode over the (IIRC) older perl-mode.

    Place the following in your ~/.emacs or ~/.xemacs/init.el file to have (X)Emacs automatically turn on cperl mode for perl scripts:

    ;; Use cperl-mode instead of the default perl-mode (add-to-list 'auto-mode-alist '("\\.\\([pP][Llm]\\|al\\)\\'" . cperl-m +ode)) (add-to-list 'interpreter-mode-alist '("perl" . cperl-mode)) (add-to-list 'interpreter-mode-alist '("perl5" . cperl-mode)) (add-to-list 'interpreter-mode-alist '("miniperl" . cperl-mode))

    You might also want to put

    ;; Turn on paren matching and font-lock for all modes (global-font-lock-mode t) (show-paren-mode t)
    In your .emacs too.

    If the information in this post is inaccurate, or just plain wrong, don't just downvote - please post explaining what's wrong.
    That way everyone learns.

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