Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 820038
cperl-mode regression: poor handling of POD, here documents
Last modified: 2013-08-01 04:33:55 EDT
Description of problem:
cperl-mode loses "understanding" of Perl syntax in a program with POD (Plain old documentation) or with here document quoting of strings. Both syntax highlighting and indentation become confused, requiring me to reload cperl-mode with the cursor in the "misunderstood" code. This is particularly the case with POD written in a number of places in the code.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install perl-App-cpanminus-1.5007-2.fc17.noarch
2. open /usr/bin/cpanm in emacs (configured to use cperl-mode)
3. Note the syntax highlighting is broken after the POD.
Perl code after POD (and after some here document quoted strings) loses its syntax highlighting, and occasionally the indentation is made wrongly as you write code.
cperl-mode work at least as well as it did in earlier emacses (with version 23 on Fedora 16)
I have some additional code in one of my elisp files:
; Set indent style with indent of 4:
(add-hook 'cperl-mode-hook 'flyspell-prog-mode)
(if (eq (cdr pair) 'perl-mode)
(setcdr pair 'cperl-mode)))
(append auto-mode-alist interpreter-mode-alist))
The use of apostrophes in POD affects the way that cperl-mode
interprets code that follows.
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