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35 Syntax Tables

A syntax table specifies the syntactic role of each character in a buffer. It can be used to determine where words, symbols, and other syntactic constructs begin and end. This information is used by many Emacs facilities, including Font Lock mode (see Font Lock Mode) and the various complex movement commands (see Motion).

Basics  Basic concepts of syntax tables.
Syntax Descriptors  How characters are classified.
Syntax Table Functions  How to create, examine and alter syntax tables.
Syntax Properties  Overriding syntax with text properties.
Motion and Syntax  Moving over characters with certain syntaxes.
Parsing Expressions  Parsing balanced expressions using the syntax table.
Syntax Table Internals  How syntax table information is stored.
Categories  Another way of classifying character syntax.