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I don't particularly like the solution, but I used a function matcher that called re-search-forward to find the start delimiter, and then checked the return code of syntax-ppss to see if the position was in a comment or string literal. This looped forward until it ran out of room (i.e., respecting the provided limit parameter), or found a left-delimiter ...


The help page clearly says that this is an old script which does not work with the current version of Emacs without adapting it. It's really a shame and I would also be interested, but this elisp script is simply orphaned.

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