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

From: Xah Lee
Subject: Re: how is emacs lisp syntax colored in emacs-lisp-mode?
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2009 13:59:38 -0700 (PDT)
User-agent: G2/1.0

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.


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