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Re: how is emacs lisp syntax colored in emacs-lisp-mode?

From: W Dan Meyer
Subject: Re: how is emacs lisp syntax colored in emacs-lisp-mode?
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2009 22:01:55 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/23.0.90 (gnu/linux)

Xah Lee <address@hidden> writes:

> Xah Lee <address@hidden> wrote:
>> on thinking about this, i thought it would not be necessary if emacs-
>> lisp-mode would just color all built in functions and variables.
>> However, the way it is syntax colored seems strange, unlike in most
>> major modes for langs where each class of keywords gets one color.
>> for example, these keywords would be colored purple by default:
>>  defun, lambda, while, if, progn, save-restriction, ...
>> while the following built-in keywords are uncolored (black):
>> narrow-to-region, mapc, goto-char, point-min, search-forward, car,
>> nil, replace-match ... etc.
> On Mar 10, 6:43 am, Tassilo Horn <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Function names like the ones you listed aren't colored in function calls
>> unless they're one of the special forms you mentioned before.
> I see. Thanks.
>> > is there a principle of how the keywords are colored?
>> Yes, see the elisp manual:
>> ,----[ (info "(elisp)Levels of Font Lock") ]
>> | Many major modes offer three different levels of fontification...
>> ...
> does emacs-lisp-mode support more than level 1?
> i have my emacs set to level 2. I tried customize-group on emacs-lisp-
> mode but that doesn't seem available. I tried to set font-lock-maximum-
> decoration to 3 but that doesn't seems to have effect.

Yes, because font-lock-maximum-decoration is usually set (as for my CVS
Emacs) to t, which indicate the highest possible level.
W Dan

>   Xah

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