Bug#737673: incorrect comment highlighting in package descriptions
David Bremner <email@example.com> 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.).