Emacs version 26.1, compiled on CentOS 7.5 , running ada-mode 5.3.1.

The parser works correctly, but the problem is that keywords aren't being coloured. When I run describe font on the keyword, it is not reporting the word as a keyword. Any one know where to look to correct this? It's a new thing in my new installation; worked fine on 25.1 compiled on RedHat 7.2

Note I get correct behaviour when editting Python, but not Ada.

  • Is ada-mode enabled? Is font-lock-mode enabled? Check with C-h m
    – nega
    Nov 9, 2018 at 15:46
  • Yes, confirmed. Nov 9, 2018 at 15:55
  • Emacs 26.1 with emacs -Q and a small sample Ada file "worksforme". begin/end/loop/return are fontlocked and marked as font-lock-keyword-face. Sorry.
    – nega
    Nov 9, 2018 at 16:16
  • That's good news. I'll try and rebuild and see if there's anything else I need. Nov 9, 2018 at 16:50
  • This was a bug with 5.3.1 and emacs 26.1. It's now fixed in 5.3.2 -- well done Stephen! Nov 19, 2018 at 9:56

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This is now fixed in 5.3.2 of ada-mode.

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