Hey Emacs, this is a -*-text-*- file! To Do List for MMM Mode ======================= Custom mode functions like `mason-mode'. Make Mason work a little better with PSGML. The fix I've found works, but it would be nifty if MMM could do it automatically. Maybe the custom-mode thing could set the variables, or a hook somewhere. Apostrophes mess up Perl parsing in XEmacs but not Emacs. I thought it was because XEmacs sets `font-lock-beginning-of-syntax-function' after MMM does, but changing that that didn't fix it. Improve re-parsing current region to use inclusion/offsets/etc. Support for: ASP, PHP DEB and/or RPM packages would be nice. The local-variables improvements can probably be used to set minor modes locally to submode regions. This could replace tmmofl, especially if we search for regions other than by regexps, say by syntax properties. Trap paragraph motion commands to stop at submode boundaries? On text insertion (in `after-change-functions'), do two things. First, if inside in a region, or after a hanging one, scan for its back and adjust if necessary. Second, scan both for complete regions and for hanging fronts. In the latter case, we may insert the back or start a hanging region; user option. Don't just scan the inserted text, but backwards, using `mmm-looking-back-at'. Remember to handle delimiter inclusion and offsets as best possible. It would be nice if C-j ended a Mason one-liner and began a new one on the next line. This is a rather Mason-specific thing, but other classes might have similar single-line regions. Add a new submode class argument, such as KEYMAP, or even ONE-LINE? Allow a submode class to specify its allowable "parent" submode classes. This could also be used to implement htp.p, by first scanning for the function calls as a major-mode submode region, then requiring that parent type for the HTML mode class. Nested submodes alternate highlight colors, say with `mmm-secondary-submode-face'. Ought %text in Mason to be a non-submode, since any Mason tags inside it will probably be /edited/ as Perl (being, say, code examples)? Only problem is it might confuse the programmer into thinking that code will get executed. Maybe use a different face. Could do that with another grouping class, say uneval-mason, that overrides the faces of mason and has :parent mason-text, and allow a mode to specify what about it changes depending on its parent, or a parent to specify changes to its children, or a group to specify changes to its members. If font-locking needs more help, try narrowing the region before fontifying, or even advising `parse-partial-sexp' and friends. At present, it seems good enough, though. It'd be nice if submode regions could preserve the indentation of the dominant major mode code around them. For example, Perl code embedded in HTML where the HTML is indented such as for a table.