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Re: Understanding Word Boundaries

From: Deniz Dogan
Subject: Re: Understanding Word Boundaries
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2010 15:37:56 +0200

2010/6/16 Karan Bathla <>
> I don't know about the word boundary thing in vim and elisp code for that but 
> the behaviour of backward-kill-word is simple : kill the last word; where a 
> word is something alphanumeric. Any non alphanumeric characters like : and ( 
> are deleted automatically if between point and last word. There is no concept 
> here of : or ( being word boundaries.
> So if you do M-d on ":67a" whole thing gets deleted and in "67a:", : remains 
> (with point at beginning of string).

To be more specific, I think it depends on what the syntax table of
the active mode looks like. You can make your own syntax table to
change the behavior of "word commands" to some extent.

Deniz Dogan

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