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Re: 'end' odds & ends

From: dsebald
Subject: Re: 'end' odds & ends
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2005 12:03:01 -0600
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> | Now, the second detail about 'end'.  The emacs lisp file doesn't
> | recognize 'end' except as the end of a conditional or loop.  Therefore,
> | it claims a mismatch and loses track of indentation.  (I know zilch
> | about Lisp.)  Anyone familiar with Lisp know if this is an easy fix?  Or
> | might there be something tricky about it?
> Yes, it is somewhat tricky to decide whether end is being used inside
> an index expression.  What rule would you use (need not be stated in
> Lisp)?  Once you've decided that, the fix is to either modify
> octave-block-end-regexp appropriately, or, if the rule can't be stated
> in a regexp, to replace occurrences of
>   (looking-at octave-block-end-regexp)
> with the function that can determine whether we are looking at the end
> of a block and that is not confused by other uses of "end".

Yes, but can't the meaning be discerned from the fact that "end" used as
an index always has a round parentheses about it?  Parentheses around an
end wouldn't be valid when "end" means end of a loop or conditional.


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