[ESS] Syntax Highlighting

Oliver Jones ojones at wiwi.uni-bielefeld.de
Thu Jan 31 15:09:02 CET 2013

Am 31.01.2013 14:51, schrieb Rodney Sparapani:
> On 01/31/2013 07:01 AM, Oliver Jones wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> I'm using ESS version 12.09-2 and emacs 24.2.1 and want to get lines
>> starting with an * to be recognized as comments in a Stata do-file.
>> Best
>> Oliver
> That would be defined by the variable STA-syntax-table. You can
> see the original definition in ess-sta-l.el I am guessing that
> you want to do something like...
> (modify-syntax-entry ?* "<" STA-syntax-table)

Looking in too ess-sta-l.el I couldn't figure out where the symbols for indicating comments 
are defined. Neither could I figure out where I can modify the variable STA-syntax-table (M-x 
customize-variable RET STA-syntax-table RET give NO MATCH) or where I should include
(modify-syntax-entry ?* "<" STA-syntax-table)

Do I have to copy that line in my ~/.emacs.d/init.el ?

Since the "*" is one of the standard symbols indicating a comment in Stata, maybe it should be 
included by default?


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