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Re: Understanding Word Boundaries

From: Deniz Dogan
Subject: Re: Understanding Word Boundaries
Date: Sun, 27 Jun 2010 05:05:42 +0200

2010/6/27 ken <>:
> On 06/26/2010 06:53 AM Paul Drummond wrote:
>> Thanks for the responses guys.
>> I think the point I am trying to make here is that it's a *big* task to
>> fix word boundaries for every case (every word-related key binding
>> multiplied by each language/major mode I use!).
>> I presume that Emacs hackers either a) put up with it or b) spend a lot
>> of time fixing each case until they are happy.
>> I suspect the answer is b. ;-)
>> I wish there was a single minor-mode that fixes all the word boundary
>> issues for every major-mode I use!  I can but dream.   Or maybe I will
>> get round to doing it myself one day!  ;)
>> Cheers,
>> Paul Drummond
> Is it possible to specify word boundaries for a particular mode?

Yes, it's part of the syntax table. See e.g. `modify-syntax-entry'.

Regarding camel case word jumping, see subword-mode (previously known
as c-subword-mode) which is part of Emacs.

Deniz Dogan

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