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bug#17325: 24.3.90; can not font-lock @ function

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: bug#17325: 24.3.90; can not font-lock @ function
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:20:19 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4.50 (gnu/linux)

>> Not sure why you think it's a regression, but yes you can install it in
>> emacs-24.
> I mean the code snippet is font-locked correctly in 24.3.

Aha, didn't realize that.  Not sure why that changed.

> BTW, in emacs-lisp-mode-syntax-table why are all entries end with some
> whitespaces i.e. instead of
>         (modify-syntax-entry ?@ "'" table)
> it uses:
>         (modify-syntax-entry ?@ "'   " table)

It makes no difference, but this style was very common.  It's probably
because syntax strings are "positional" (the first char has a meaning,
the second another one, the rest yet another) so using "'   " is saying
explicitly "no p/b/1/2/3/4".


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