Emacs: Run Elisp Code When File Opens (Persistent Highlight)
You can set a file to automatically eval elisp code when the file opens.
Here's a example. When opening a file, some words or lines are automatically colored.
add this to the end of file:
/* Local Variables: */ /* eval: (highlight-phrase "\\bJane\\b" (quote hi-pink)) */ /* eval: (highlight-phrase "\\bJohn\\b" (quote hi-yellow)) */ /* eval: (highlight-phrase "\\bDavid\\b" (quote hi-green)) */ /* eval: (highlight-phrase "\\bKing\\b" (quote hi-blue)) */ /* eval: (highlight-lines-matching-regexp "^#" (quote hi-blue-b)) */ /* eval: (highlight-phrase "\\bQueen\\b" (quote hi-red-b)) */ /* End: */
Note: this block of code must be near the end of file.
/* … */ is optional. It is C's block comment. You can use any other language's comment.
When file is opened that has embeded local elisp code, , emacs will usually prompt warning, asking if you would allow the code to evaluate.