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Re: Multiple Major Modes

Subject: Re: Multiple Major Modes
From: Richard Riley
Date: Mon, 02 Nov 2009 16:11:32 +0100
Newsgroups: gnu.emacs.help

Richard Riley <rileyrgdev@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

> Dave Love <fx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>
>> NordlÃw <per.nordlow@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
>>
>>> Does anyone though of an extension the enables a major-mode to exist
>>> only within a part of buffer along with another major-mode. Part is
>>> preferrably delimited by some magic strings.
>>
>> I think you want more flexibility for delimiting mode chunks in general.
>>
>> <URL:http://www.loveshack.ukfsn.org/emacs/multi-mode.el> implements
>> roughly what we intended by the Emacs TODO item on the topic many years
>> ago (if it's still there).
>>
>> I'm rather baffled by this nxhtml thing referred to, and its complexity.
>> It claims to be trying to solve a problem that the indirect buffer
>> approach doesn't have.  Can someone explain why?
>>
>> Doing this sort of thing properly really needs support from Emacs, which
>> was originally meant to be added as necessary.
>>
>
> I just tried multi-mode. Very fast and clean. Can it also fontify in the
> php sections or am I missing something?
>
> ,----
> | (require 'html-php)
> | (add-to-list 'auto-mode-alist '("\\.php\\'" . html-php-mode)) 

What php-mode is recommended for use with multi-mode?

The one I had adds php-mode to the front of the auto-mode-alist for
pho'like extensions meaning all subsequent php file opens put them into
php-mode and not html-php-mode.





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