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Re: two more emacs questions

From: Perry Smith
Subject: Re: two more emacs questions
Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2006 14:31:55 -0600

On Nov 17, 2006, at 1:05 PM, Vadim Bendebury wrote:

Say I want to search for other occurences of a word which the cursor is ot. I hit C-s C-w C-s and off it goes. The problem is when the word includes underscores - each C-w moves the mark to the next underscore, nit to the end ofthe word. Is there a way to configure emacs such that underscore is considered part of the word?

I do this for C mode: (modify-syntax-entry 95 "w" c-mode-syntax-table)

Two problems:
  1) There are comments somewhere that explicitly say "don't do this!!!" but I never figured out why.  I'd like to here from others why this is not recommended.
  2) There are lots of syntax tables.  Most major-modes have their own.  Some minor-modes I think diddle with them too.  Plus there is a global syntax table.  So, you will need to explore and figure out which syntax tables you want to change.  Then add the modification to the appropriate hook(s).

I have this in my .emacs file:

'(c-initialization-hook (function (lambda nil (modify-syntax-entry 95 "w" c-mode-syntax-table))))
   ... )

Perry Smith ( address@hidden )
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