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    Hi, I’m writing some little AHK scripts to help my daily work, so I’m tweaking around the ahk syntax highlight configs.

    Since I want to highlight subroutine labels of ahk script, I tried this pattern:


    Which means words and a colon follows some space or right at the beginning of the line.

    The “(?=s*$|s*;.*$)” part is a positive lookahead search, which means I want to have it could be followed by spaces or a line comment (; blah blah…), but it does not work as I expected, it can only be followed by spaces, once there is some comment followed, the highlight goes off.

    Could anybody give me some hints how to correct it? 🙂



    Don’t know. Seems to work for me.

    EmEditor 11.0.5, 32-bit, Boost 1.47

    What’s the differences?



    囧 Quite weired…

    I have exactly the same version.



    EmEditor v11.0.5 (32bit)

    under Win7 32bit, simplified Chinese…



    Well, I got it.

    It’s because there is a line comment setting which starts with the character “;”.

    While the line comment setting turns off, the regex highlight works fine.

    Hi Yutaka, is this a bug?


    Yutaka Emura

    Hi ToadLoadin,

    Currently, this is the specification. If the Line Comment character appear in the middle of a line, then the highlight will be turn off. This is because of optimization.

    Thank you,

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