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Bug#737673: incorrect comment highlighting in package descriptions

David Bremner <bremner@debian.org> wrote:

> […]

> I tried the obvious-to-me fix of anchoring the regex comment-start-skip,
> but it didn't work (like so many obvious things ;)). If anybody has a
> better understanding of comments and font-lock, suggestions welcome.

AFAIU https://stackoverflow.com/questions/25245469 and
others, changing comment-start-skip is not enough.  Instead,
one must define one's own syntax-propertize-function
(cf. perl-syntax-propertize-function & Co.).


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