I'm experimenting with making a major mode that does some simple syntax highlighting. My keywords are being highlighted just fine, but the quoted string in the example below is also being highlighted (but not by me).
Here is my code:
(defvar ct-mode-nset-keywords '("name" "type" "testme" "doc")) (defvar ct-mode-nset-font-lock-defaults `(( ;; highlight the second token on the name line ("^name:[ \t]*\\([-a-zA-Z][a-zA-Z0-9]+\\)" . (1 font-lock-function-name-face)) ;; highlight all the other keywords ( ,(regexp-opt ct-mode-nset-keywords ) . font-lock-keyword-face) ))) (defun ct-nset-mode () "Major mode for working with nameset files." (kill-all-local-variables) (setq major-mode 'ct-nset-mode) (setq mode-name "MyMode") (set (make-local-variable 'font-lock-defaults) ct-mode-nset-font-lock-defaults))
Here is my sample buffer. My keywords (name, type, doc) all highlight as expected. The second token on the name line also highlights as expected.
The problem is that the quoted string on the third line is being highlighted too (including the double quotes) by something.
name: wonky type: string doc : "this is a string"
In the sample buffer, if I evaluate the variable font-lock-defaults, I get the expected value:
font-lock-defaults ((("^name:[ ]*\\([-a-zA-Z][a-zA-Z0-9]+\\)" 1 font-lock-function-name-face) ("\\(?:doc\\|\\(?:nam\\|t\\(?:estm\\|yp\\)\\)e\\)" . font-lock-keyword-face)))
What code is font locking the quoted string? (My mode line says "MyMode Abbrev"), so I don't think any other modes are active. Thanks