[AUCTeX-devel] Re: Changes in font locking
galibert at pobox.com
Wed Mar 14 06:36:37 EDT 2007
On Tue, Mar 13, 2007 at 11:58:14PM +0100, David Kastrup wrote:
> Ralf Angeli <angeli at caeruleus.net> writes:
> > 2003-02-20 Stefan Monnier <monnier at cs.yale.edu>
> > * subr.el (with-syntax-table): Don't copy the table any more.
> Unless nobody checked this using Emacs 21.4, it would then appear that
> `copy-syntax-table' behaves indeed differently in XEmacs 21.5 and
> Emacs 21.4. Which of the two would be correct, I have no idea. But
> the call to `copy-syntax-table' seems like a mistake, anyway, and I am
> surprised that we got no complaints from Emacs 21 users yet.
We're talking about the with-syntax-table macro here? The code in
xemacs cvs and emacs-21.4a are strictly identical and include the
copy. The docstring also says that you work on a copy ("... set to a
copy of TABLE."). Did emacs-cvs change that? It's a change that does
make a lot of sense.
I guess I can't checkout emacs-cvs until savannah works again,
As for the bug with with-syntax-table/backwards-sexp, I've started
looking at it. It's interestingly hairy code.
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