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bug#703: Octave comments in emacs

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: bug#703: Octave comments in emacs
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2008 16:31:11 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

> Is there a way to assign two different syntax rules for the same
> character in emacs? Ie, one where ' is treated as a string quote (and
> suppresses the syntax elements inside the quotes), and one where it is
> treated as a suffix operator.

Yes, there is, using the `syntax-table' property.
A common way to set this property is via the
font-lock-syntactic-keywords variable.

So all it takes is a regexp good enough to distinguish the two cases ;-)


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