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Re: help using/understanding syntax tables

From: Helmut Eller
Subject: Re: help using/understanding syntax tables
Date: Sun, 05 Feb 2017 09:18:33 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On Sat, Feb 04 2017, Peter wrote:

> I was not sure of the use of "(syntax-table)" in the 'map-char-table
> statement - I tried changing it to be "my-syntax-table" but it made no
> difference to the results.

(syntax-table) returns the current syntax-table, i.e. the syntax-table
of the current buffer.  In your example, map-char-table iterates over
the current syntax-table but then modify-syntax-entry modifies
my-syntax-table.  So it looks OK.  Though, you could change the entire
range without iteration like so:

  (modify-syntax-entry (cons 0 (max-char)) "w" my-syntax-table)

I don't know why < and > don't work as they should.


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