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Re: inserting code based on syntactic information in cc-mode

From: harven
Subject: Re: inserting code based on syntactic information in cc-mode
Date: Fri, 11 Dec 2009 18:09:32 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1 (gnu/linux)

SameerDS <address@hidden> writes:

> On Nov 23, 3:42 pm, address@hidden (Pascal J. Bourguignon)
> wrote:
>> Type: C-h f c-show-syntactic-information RET
>> then: C-x o TAB RET
>> Read the source, and learn what lisp function is called to get the syntax.
> Well I finally found some time to try this out ... but C-x o TAB
> simply takes me to the [back] link at the bottom of the *Help* buffer
> (mainly because that is the only link in the buffer). What I expected
> was to be taken to the elisp file that actually contains the function
> definition!

I guess that the elisp sources are not installed. What is your system ?
On debian, the sources are in a separate package called emacs.el.

Try to locate files ending with .el or .el.gz. on your system.
(e.g. by typing M-x locate misc.el in emacs)
If you only find files ending with .elc (sources are compiled), 
that explains why you can't access them through the *help* buffer.

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