[erlang-bugs] Emacs-mode does not recognize functions with binary matching in the header.

Steve Vinoski <>
Thu Jan 2 18:32:23 CET 2014

On Thu, Dec 19, 2013 at 5:19 AM, Daniel Mauritzson <
> wrote:

> I recently noticed that the emacs-mode does not recognize functions that
> have binary matching in the header, like this:
> function1(<<Bin/binary>>) ->
> Bin.
> I would guess that it is a problem with the regex that is used for
> functions but my knowlage about regex in lisp is lacking.
> Version of emacs-mode: 2.7

I've created a pull request to fix this problem:


Daniel was kind enough to test the patch for me, and he emailed me to
report that it fixes the problem.

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