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/* GNU Emacs routines to deal with syntax tables; also word and list parsing.
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   Copyright (C) 1985, 1987, 1993, 1994, 1995 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
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This file is part of GNU Emacs.

GNU Emacs is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
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the Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option)
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any later version.

GNU Emacs is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with GNU Emacs; see the file COPYING.  If not, write to
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the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place - Suite 330,
Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA.  */
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#include <config.h>
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#include <ctype.h>
#include "lisp.h"
#include "commands.h"
#include "buffer.h"
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#include "charset.h"
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#include "syntax.h"
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#include "category.h"
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Lisp_Object Qsyntax_table_p, Qsyntax_table, Qscan_error;
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static void scan_sexps_forward ();
static int char_quoted ();

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int words_include_escapes;

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/* Used as a temporary in SYNTAX_ENTRY and other macros in syntax.h,
   if not compiled with GCC.  No need to mark it, since it is used
   only very temporarily.  */
Lisp_Object syntax_temp;

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/* This is the internal form of the parse state used in parse-partial-sexp.  */

struct lisp_parse_state
  {
    int depth;		/* Depth at end of parsing */
    int instring;	/* -1 if not within string, else desired terminator. */
    int incomment;	/* Nonzero if within a comment at end of parsing */
    int comstyle;	/* comment style a=0, or b=1 */
    int quoted;		/* Nonzero if just after an escape char at end of parsing */
    int thislevelstart;	/* Char number of most recent start-of-expression at current level */
    int prevlevelstart; /* Char number of start of containing expression */
    int location;	/* Char number at which parsing stopped. */
    int mindepth;	/* Minimum depth seen while scanning.  */
    int comstart;	/* Position just after last comment starter.  */
  };

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/* These variables are a cache for finding the start of a defun.
   find_start_pos is the place for which the defun start was found.
   find_start_value is the defun start position found for it.
   find_start_buffer is the buffer it was found in.
   find_start_begv is the BEGV value when it was found.
   find_start_modiff is the value of MODIFF when it was found.  */

static int find_start_pos;
static int find_start_value;
static struct buffer *find_start_buffer;
static int find_start_begv;
static int find_start_modiff;

/* Find a defun-start that is the last one before POS (or nearly the last).
   We record what we find, so that another call in the same area
   can return the same value right away.  */

static int
find_defun_start (pos)
     int pos;
{
  int tem;
  int shortage;

  /* Use previous finding, if it's valid and applies to this inquiry.  */
  if (current_buffer == find_start_buffer
      /* Reuse the defun-start even if POS is a little farther on.
	 POS might be in the next defun, but that's ok.
	 Our value may not be the best possible, but will still be usable.  */
      && pos <= find_start_pos + 1000
      && pos >= find_start_value
      && BEGV == find_start_begv
      && MODIFF == find_start_modiff)
    return find_start_value;

  /* Back up to start of line.  */
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  tem = scan_buffer ('\n', pos, BEGV, -1, &shortage, 1);
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  while (tem > BEGV)
    {
      /* Open-paren at start of line means we found our defun-start.  */
      if (SYNTAX (FETCH_CHAR (tem)) == Sopen)
	break;
      /* Move to beg of previous line.  */
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      tem = scan_buffer ('\n', tem, BEGV, -2, &shortage, 1);
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    }

  /* Record what we found, for the next try.  */
  find_start_value = tem;
  find_start_buffer = current_buffer;
  find_start_modiff = MODIFF;
  find_start_begv = BEGV;
  find_start_pos = pos;

  return find_start_value;
}

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DEFUN ("syntax-table-p", Fsyntax_table_p, Ssyntax_table_p, 1, 1, 0,
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  "Return t if OBJECT is a syntax table.\n\
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Currently, any char-table counts as a syntax table.")
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  (object)
     Lisp_Object object;
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{
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  if (CHAR_TABLE_P (object)
      && XCHAR_TABLE (object)->purpose == Qsyntax_table)
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    return Qt;
  return Qnil;
}

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static void
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check_syntax_table (obj)
     Lisp_Object obj;
{
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  if (!(CHAR_TABLE_P (obj)
	&& XCHAR_TABLE (obj)->purpose == Qsyntax_table))
    wrong_type_argument (Qsyntax_table_p, obj);
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}   

DEFUN ("syntax-table", Fsyntax_table, Ssyntax_table, 0, 0, 0,
  "Return the current syntax table.\n\
This is the one specified by the current buffer.")
  ()
{
  return current_buffer->syntax_table;
}

DEFUN ("standard-syntax-table", Fstandard_syntax_table,
   Sstandard_syntax_table, 0, 0, 0,
  "Return the standard syntax table.\n\
This is the one used for new buffers.")
  ()
{
  return Vstandard_syntax_table;
}

DEFUN ("copy-syntax-table", Fcopy_syntax_table, Scopy_syntax_table, 0, 1, 0,
  "Construct a new syntax table and return it.\n\
It is a copy of the TABLE, which defaults to the standard syntax table.")
  (table)
     Lisp_Object table;
{
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  Lisp_Object copy;

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  if (!NILP (table))
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    check_syntax_table (table);
  else
    table = Vstandard_syntax_table;

  copy = Fcopy_sequence (table);
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  /* Only the standard syntax table should have a default element.
     Other syntax tables should inherit from parents instead.  */
  XCHAR_TABLE (copy)->defalt = Qnil;

  /* Copied syntax tables should all have parents.
     If we copied one with no parent, such as the standard syntax table,
     use the standard syntax table as the copy's parent.  */
  if (NILP (XCHAR_TABLE (copy)->parent))
    Fset_char_table_parent (copy, Vstandard_syntax_table);
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  return copy;
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}

DEFUN ("set-syntax-table", Fset_syntax_table, Sset_syntax_table, 1, 1, 0,
  "Select a new syntax table for the current buffer.\n\
One argument, a syntax table.")
  (table)
     Lisp_Object table;
{
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  check_syntax_table (table);
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  current_buffer->syntax_table = table;
  /* Indicate that this buffer now has a specified syntax table.  */
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  current_buffer->local_var_flags
    |= XFASTINT (buffer_local_flags.syntax_table);
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  return table;
}

/* Convert a letter which signifies a syntax code
 into the code it signifies.
 This is used by modify-syntax-entry, and other things. */

unsigned char syntax_spec_code[0400] =
  { 0377, 0377, 0377, 0377, 0377, 0377, 0377, 0377,
    0377, 0377, 0377, 0377, 0377, 0377, 0377, 0377,
    0377, 0377, 0377, 0377, 0377, 0377, 0377, 0377,
    0377, 0377, 0377, 0377, 0377, 0377, 0377, 0377,
    (char) Swhitespace, 0377, (char) Sstring, 0377,
        (char) Smath, 0377, 0377, (char) Squote,
    (char) Sopen, (char) Sclose, 0377, 0377,
	0377, (char) Swhitespace, (char) Spunct, (char) Scharquote,
    0377, 0377, 0377, 0377, 0377, 0377, 0377, 0377,
    0377, 0377, 0377, 0377,
	(char) Scomment, 0377, (char) Sendcomment, 0377,
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    (char) Sinherit, 0377, 0377, 0377, 0377, 0377, 0377, 0377,   /* @, A ... */
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    0377, 0377, 0377, 0377, 0377, 0377, 0377, 0377,
    0377, 0377, 0377, 0377, 0377, 0377, 0377, (char) Sword,
    0377, 0377, 0377, 0377, (char) Sescape, 0377, 0377, (char) Ssymbol,
    0377, 0377, 0377, 0377, 0377, 0377, 0377, 0377,   /* `, a, ... */
    0377, 0377, 0377, 0377, 0377, 0377, 0377, 0377,
    0377, 0377, 0377, 0377, 0377, 0377, 0377, (char) Sword,
    0377, 0377, 0377, 0377, 0377, 0377, 0377, 0377
  };

/* Indexed by syntax code, give the letter that describes it. */

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char syntax_code_spec[14] =
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  {
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    ' ', '.', 'w', '_', '(', ')', '\'', '\"', '$', '\\', '/', '<', '>', '@'
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  };
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/* Indexed by syntax code, give the object (cons of syntax code and
   nil) to be stored in syntax table.  Since these objects can be
   shared among syntax tables, we generate them in advance.  By
   sharing objects, the function `describe-syntax' can give a more
   compact listing.  */
static Lisp_Object Vsyntax_code_object;

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/* Look up the value for CHARACTER in syntax table TABLE's parent
   and its parents.  SYNTAX_ENTRY calls this, when TABLE itself has nil
   for CHARACTER.  It's actually used only when not compiled with GCC.  */

Lisp_Object
syntax_parent_lookup (table, character)
     Lisp_Object table;
     int character;
{
  Lisp_Object value;

  while (1)
    {
      table = XCHAR_TABLE (table)->parent;
      if (NILP (table))
	return Qnil;

      value = XCHAR_TABLE (table)->contents[character];
      if (!NILP (value))
	return value;
    }
}

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DEFUN ("char-syntax", Fchar_syntax, Schar_syntax, 1, 1, 0,
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  "Return the syntax code of CHARACTER, described by a character.\n\
For example, if CHARACTER is a word constituent,\n\
the character `w' is returned.\n\
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The characters that correspond to various syntax codes\n\
are listed in the documentation of `modify-syntax-entry'.")
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  (character)
     Lisp_Object character;
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{
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  int char_int;
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  CHECK_NUMBER (character, 0);
  char_int = XINT (character);
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  return make_number (syntax_code_spec[(int) SYNTAX (char_int)]);
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}

DEFUN ("matching-paren", Fmatching_paren, Smatching_paren, 1, 1, 0,
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  "Return the matching parenthesis of CHARACTER, or nil if none.")
  (character)
     Lisp_Object character;
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{
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  int char_int, code;
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  CHECK_NUMBER (character, 0);
  char_int = XINT (character);
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  code = SYNTAX (char_int);
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  if (code == Sopen || code == Sclose)
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    return make_number (SYNTAX_MATCH (char_int));
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  return Qnil;
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}

/* This comment supplies the doc string for modify-syntax-entry,
   for make-docfile to see.  We cannot put this in the real DEFUN
   due to limits in the Unix cpp.

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DEFUN ("modify-syntax-entry", foo, bar, 2, 3, 0,
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  "Set syntax for character CHAR according to string S.\n\
The syntax is changed only for table TABLE, which defaults to\n\
 the current buffer's syntax table.\n\
The first character of S should be one of the following:\n\
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  Space or -  whitespace syntax.    w   word constituent.\n\
  _           symbol constituent.   .   punctuation.\n\
  (           open-parenthesis.     )   close-parenthesis.\n\
  \"           string quote.         \\   escape.\n\
  $           paired delimiter.     '   expression quote or prefix operator.\n\
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  <           comment starter.      >   comment ender.\n\
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  /           character-quote.      @   inherit from `standard-syntax-table'.\n\
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\n\
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Only single-character comment start and end sequences are represented thus.\n\
Two-character sequences are represented as described below.\n\
The second character of S is the matching parenthesis,\n\
 used only if the first character is `(' or `)'.\n\
Any additional characters are flags.\n\
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Defined flags are the characters 1, 2, 3, 4, b, and p.\n\
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 1 means CHAR is the start of a two-char comment start sequence.\n\
 2 means CHAR is the second character of such a sequence.\n\
 3 means CHAR is the start of a two-char comment end sequence.\n\
 4 means CHAR is the second character of such a sequence.\n\
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\n\
There can be up to two orthogonal comment sequences. This is to support\n\
language modes such as C++.  By default, all comment sequences are of style\n\
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a, but you can set the comment sequence style to b (on the second character\n\
of a comment-start, or the first character of a comment-end sequence) using\n\
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this flag:\n\
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 b means CHAR is part of comment sequence b.\n\
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\n\
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 p means CHAR is a prefix character for `backward-prefix-chars';\n\
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   such characters are treated as whitespace when they occur\n\
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   between expressions.")
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  (char, s, table)
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*/

DEFUN ("modify-syntax-entry", Fmodify_syntax_entry, Smodify_syntax_entry, 2, 3, 
  /* I really don't know why this is interactive
     help-form should at least be made useful whilst reading the second arg
   */
  "cSet syntax for character: \nsSet syntax for %s to: ",
  0 /* See immediately above */)
  (c, newentry, syntax_table)
     Lisp_Object c, newentry, syntax_table;
{
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  register unsigned char *p;
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  register enum syntaxcode code;
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  int val;
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  Lisp_Object match;
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  CHECK_NUMBER (c, 0);
  CHECK_STRING (newentry, 1);
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  if (NILP (syntax_table))
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    syntax_table = current_buffer->syntax_table;
  else
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    check_syntax_table (syntax_table);
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  p = XSTRING (newentry)->data;
  code = (enum syntaxcode) syntax_spec_code[*p++];
  if (((int) code & 0377) == 0377)
    error ("invalid syntax description letter: %c", c);

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  if (code == Sinherit)
    {
      SET_RAW_SYNTAX_ENTRY (syntax_table, c, Qnil);
      return Qnil;
    }

  if (*p)
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    {
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      int len;
      int character = STRING_CHAR_AND_LENGTH (p, XSTRING (newentry)->size - 1,
					      len);
      XSETINT (match, character);
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      if (XFASTINT (match) == ' ')
	match = Qnil;
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      p += len;
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    }
  else
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    match = Qnil;
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  val = (int) code;
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  while (*p)
    switch (*p++)
      {
      case '1':
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	val |= 1 << 16;
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	break;

      case '2':
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	val |= 1 << 17;
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	break;

      case '3':
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	val |= 1 << 18;
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	break;

      case '4':
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	val |= 1 << 19;
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	break;

      case 'p':
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	val |= 1 << 20;
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	break;
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      case 'b':
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	val |= 1 << 21;
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	break;
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      }
	
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  if (val < XVECTOR (Vsyntax_code_object)->size && NILP (match))
    newentry = XVECTOR (Vsyntax_code_object)->contents[val];
  else
    /* Since we can't use a shared object, let's make a new one.  */
    newentry = Fcons (make_number (val), match);
    
  SET_RAW_SYNTAX_ENTRY (syntax_table, c, newentry);
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  return Qnil;
}

/* Dump syntax table to buffer in human-readable format */

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static void
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describe_syntax (value)
    Lisp_Object value;
{
  register enum syntaxcode code;
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  char desc, match, start1, start2, end1, end2, prefix, comstyle;
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  char str[2];
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  Lisp_Object first, match_lisp;
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  Findent_to (make_number (16), make_number (1));

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  if (NILP (value))
    {
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      insert_string ("default\n");
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      return;
    }

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  if (CHAR_TABLE_P (value))
    {
      insert_string ("deeper char-table ...\n");
      return;
    }

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  if (!CONSP (value))
    {
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      insert_string ("invalid\n");
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      return;
    }

  first = XCONS (value)->car;
  match_lisp = XCONS (value)->cdr;

  if (!INTEGERP (first) || !(NILP (match_lisp) || INTEGERP (match_lisp)))
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    {
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      insert_string ("invalid\n");
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      return;
    }

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  code = (enum syntaxcode) (first & 0377);
  start1 = (XINT (first) >> 16) & 1;
  start2 = (XINT (first) >> 17) & 1;
  end1 = (XINT (first) >> 18) & 1;
  end2 = (XINT (first) >> 19) & 1;
  prefix = (XINT (first) >> 20) & 1;
  comstyle = (XINT (first) >> 21) & 1;
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  if ((int) code < 0 || (int) code >= (int) Smax)
    {
      insert_string ("invalid");
      return;
    }
  desc = syntax_code_spec[(int) code];

  str[0] = desc, str[1] = 0;
  insert (str, 1);

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  if (NILP (match_lisp))
    insert (" ", 1);
  else
    insert_char (XINT (match_lisp));
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  if (start1)
    insert ("1", 1);
  if (start2)
    insert ("2", 1);

  if (end1)
    insert ("3", 1);
  if (end2)
    insert ("4", 1);

  if (prefix)
    insert ("p", 1);
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  if (comstyle)
    insert ("b", 1);
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  insert_string ("\twhich means: ");

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  switch (SWITCH_ENUM_CAST (code))
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    {
    case Swhitespace:
      insert_string ("whitespace"); break;
    case Spunct:
      insert_string ("punctuation"); break;
    case Sword:
      insert_string ("word"); break;
    case Ssymbol:
      insert_string ("symbol"); break;
    case Sopen:
      insert_string ("open"); break;
    case Sclose:
      insert_string ("close"); break;
    case Squote:
      insert_string ("quote"); break;
    case Sstring:
      insert_string ("string"); break;
    case Smath:
      insert_string ("math"); break;
    case Sescape:
      insert_string ("escape"); break;
    case Scharquote:
      insert_string ("charquote"); break;
    case Scomment:
      insert_string ("comment"); break;
    case Sendcomment:
      insert_string ("endcomment"); break;
    default:
      insert_string ("invalid");
      return;
    }

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  if (!NILP (match_lisp))
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    {
      insert_string (", matches ");
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      insert_char (XINT (match_lisp));
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    }

  if (start1)
    insert_string (",\n\t  is the first character of a comment-start sequence");
  if (start2)
    insert_string (",\n\t  is the second character of a comment-start sequence");

  if (end1)
    insert_string (",\n\t  is the first character of a comment-end sequence");
  if (end2)
    insert_string (",\n\t  is the second character of a comment-end sequence");
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  if (comstyle)
    insert_string (" (comment style b)");

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  if (prefix)
    insert_string (",\n\t  is a prefix character for `backward-prefix-chars'");

  insert_string ("\n");
}

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static Lisp_Object
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describe_syntax_1 (vector)
     Lisp_Object vector;
{
  struct buffer *old = current_buffer;
  set_buffer_internal (XBUFFER (Vstandard_output));
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  describe_vector (vector, Qnil, describe_syntax, 0, Qnil, Qnil);
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  while (! NILP (XCHAR_TABLE (vector)->parent))
    {
      vector = XCHAR_TABLE (vector)->parent;
      insert_string ("\nThe parent syntax table is:");
      describe_vector (vector, Qnil, describe_syntax, 0, Qnil, Qnil);
    }
	
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  set_buffer_internal (old);
  return Qnil;
}

DEFUN ("describe-syntax", Fdescribe_syntax, Sdescribe_syntax, 0, 0, "",
  "Describe the syntax specifications in the syntax table.\n\
The descriptions are inserted in a buffer, which is then displayed.")
  ()
{
  internal_with_output_to_temp_buffer
     ("*Help*", describe_syntax_1, current_buffer->syntax_table);

  return Qnil;
}

/* Return the position across COUNT words from FROM.
   If that many words cannot be found before the end of the buffer, return 0.
   COUNT negative means scan backward and stop at word beginning.  */

scan_words (from, count)
     register int from, count;
{
  register int beg = BEGV;
  register int end = ZV;
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  register enum syntaxcode code;
  int ch0, ch1;
  int temp_pos;
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  immediate_quit = 1;
  QUIT;

  while (count > 0)
    {
      while (1)
	{
	  if (from == end)
	    {
	      immediate_quit = 0;
	      return 0;
	    }
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	  ch0 = FETCH_CHAR (from);
	  code = SYNTAX (ch0);
	  INC_POS (from);
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	  if (words_include_escapes
	      && (code == Sescape || code == Scharquote))
	    break;
	  if (code == Sword)
	    break;
	}
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      /* Now CH0 is a character which begins a word and FROM is the
         position of the next character.  */
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      while (1)
	{
	  if (from == end) break;
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	  ch1 = FETCH_CHAR (from);
	  code = SYNTAX (ch1);
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	  if (!(words_include_escapes
		&& (code == Sescape || code == Scharquote)))
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	    if (code != Sword || WORD_BOUNDARY_P (ch0, ch1))
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	      break;
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	  INC_POS (from);
	  ch0 = ch1;
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	}
      count--;
    }
  while (count < 0)
    {
      while (1)
	{
	  if (from == beg)
	    {
	      immediate_quit = 0;
	      return 0;
	    }
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	  DEC_POS (from);
	  ch1 = FETCH_CHAR (from);
	  code = SYNTAX (ch1);
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	  if (words_include_escapes
	      && (code == Sescape || code == Scharquote))
	    break;
	  if (code == Sword)
	    break;
	}
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      /* Now CH1 is a character which ends a word and FROM is the
         position of it.  */
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      while (1)
	{
	  if (from == beg) break;
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	  temp_pos = from;
	  DEC_POS (temp_pos);
	  ch0 = FETCH_CHAR (temp_pos);
	  code = SYNTAX (ch0);
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	  if (!(words_include_escapes
		&& (code == Sescape || code == Scharquote)))
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	    if (code != Sword || WORD_BOUNDARY_P (ch0, ch1))
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	      break;
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	  from = temp_pos;
	  ch1 = ch0;
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	}
      count++;
    }

  immediate_quit = 0;

  return from;
}

DEFUN ("forward-word", Fforward_word, Sforward_word, 1, 1, "p",
  "Move point forward ARG words (backward if ARG is negative).\n\
Normally returns t.\n\
If an edge of the buffer is reached, point is left there\n\
and nil is returned.")
  (count)
     Lisp_Object count;
{
  int val;
  CHECK_NUMBER (count, 0);

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  if (!(val = scan_words (PT, XINT (count))))
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    {
      SET_PT (XINT (count) > 0 ? ZV : BEGV);
      return Qnil;
    }
  SET_PT (val);
  return Qt;
}

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DEFUN ("forward-comment", Fforward_comment, Sforward_comment, 1, 1, 0,
  "Move forward across up to N comments.  If N is negative, move backward.\n\
Stop scanning if we find something other than a comment or whitespace.\n\
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Set point to where scanning stops.\n\
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If N comments are found as expected, with nothing except whitespace\n\
between them, return t; otherwise return nil.")
  (count)
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{
  register int from;
  register int stop;
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  register int c, c1;
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  register enum syntaxcode code;
  int comstyle = 0;	    /* style of comment encountered */
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  int found;
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  int count1;
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  CHECK_NUMBER (count, 0);
  count1 = XINT (count);
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  immediate_quit = 1;
  QUIT;

  from = PT;

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  while (count1 > 0)
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    {
      stop = ZV;
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      do
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	{
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	  if (from == stop)
	    {
	      SET_PT (from);
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	      immediate_quit = 0;
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	      return Qnil;
	    }
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	  c = FETCH_CHAR (from);
	  code = SYNTAX (c);
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	  if (from < stop && SYNTAX_COMSTART_FIRST (c)
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	      && (c1 = FETCH_CHAR (from),
		  SYNTAX_COMSTART_SECOND (c1)))
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	    {
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		 are ignoring all text inside comments.  We must record
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		 the comment style this sequence begins so that later,
		 only a comment end of the same style actually ends
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	      INC_POS (from);
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	    }
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	}
      while (code == Swhitespace || code == Sendcomment);
      if (code != Scomment)
	{
	  immediate_quit = 0;
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	  DEC_POS (from);
	  SET_PT (from);
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	  return Qnil;
	}
      /* We're at the start of a comment.  */
      while (1)
	{
	  if (from == stop)
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	    {
	      immediate_quit = 0;
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	      SET_PT (from);
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	      return Qnil;
	    }
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	  c = FETCH_CHAR (from);
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	  INC_POS (from);
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	  if (SYNTAX (c) == Sendcomment
	      && SYNTAX_COMMENT_STYLE (c) == comstyle)
	    /* we have encountered a comment end of the same style
	       as the comment sequence which began this comment
	       section */
	    break;
	  if (from < stop && SYNTAX_COMEND_FIRST (c)
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		  SYNTAX_COMEND_SECOND (c1))
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	      && SYNTAX_COMMENT_STYLE (c) == comstyle)
	    /* we have encountered a comment end of the same style
	       as the comment sequence which began this comment
	       section */
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	    { INC_POS (from); break; }
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	}
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      /* We have skipped one comment.  */
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      count1--;
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    }

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    {
      stop = BEGV;
      while (from > stop)
	{
	  int quoted;

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	  DEC_POS (from);
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	  quoted = char_quoted (from);
	  if (quoted)
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	    DEC_POS (from);
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	  c = FETCH_CHAR (from);
	  code = SYNTAX (c);
	  comstyle = 0;
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	  if (code == Sendcomment)
	    comstyle = SYNTAX_COMMENT_STYLE (c);
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	  DEC_POS (temp_pos);
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		  SYNTAX_COMEND_FIRST (c1))
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	    {
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	      comstyle = SYNTAX_COMMENT_STYLE (c1);
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	    }

	  if (code == Sendcomment && !quoted)
	    {
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	      if (code != SYNTAX (c))
		/* For a two-char comment ender, we can assume
		   it does end a comment.  So scan back in a simple way.  */
		{
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		  while (1)
		    {
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		      if ((c = FETCH_CHAR (from),
			   SYNTAX (c) == Scomment)
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			  && SYNTAX_COMMENT_STYLE (c) == comstyle)
			break;
		      if (from == stop)
			{
			  immediate_quit = 0;
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			  return Qnil;
			}
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			  && (c1 = FETCH_CHAR (from),
			      SYNTAX_COMSTART_FIRST (c1))
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			  && SYNTAX_COMMENT_STYLE (c) == comstyle
			  && !char_quoted (from))
			break;
		    }
		  break;
		}
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	      /* Look back, counting the parity of string-quotes,
		 and recording the comment-starters seen.
		 When we reach a safe place, assume that's not in a string;
		 then step the main scan to the earliest comment-starter seen
		 an even number of string quotes away from the safe place.

		 OFROM[I] is position of the earliest comment-starter seen
		 which is I+2X quotes from the comment-end.
		 PARITY is current parity of quotes from the comment end.  */
	      {
		int parity = 0;
		char my_stringend = 0;
		int string_lossage = 0;
		int comment_end = from;
		int comstart_pos = 0;
		int comstart_parity = 0;
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		int scanstart = from;
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		/* At beginning of range to scan, we're outside of strings;
		   that determines quote parity to the comment-end.  */
		while (from != stop)
		  {
		    /* Move back and examine a character.  */
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		    c = FETCH_CHAR (from);
		    code = SYNTAX (c);

		    /* If this char is the second of a 2-char comment sequence,
		       back up and give the pair the appropriate syntax.  */
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		    temp_pos = from;
		    DEC_POS (temp_pos);
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		    if (from > stop && SYNTAX_COMEND_SECOND (c)
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			&& (c1 = FETCH_CHAR (temp_pos),
			    SYNTAX_COMEND_FIRST (c1)))
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		      {
			code = Sendcomment;
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			from = temp_pos;
		        c = c1;
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		      }
			
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		    temp_pos = from;
		    INC_POS (temp_pos);
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		    /* If this char starts a 2-char comment start sequence,
		       treat it like a 1-char comment starter.  */
		    if (from < scanstart && SYNTAX_COMSTART_FIRST (c)
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			&& (c1 = FETCH_CHAR (temp_pos),
			    SYNTAX_COMSTART_SECOND (c1))
			&& comstyle == SYNTAX_COMMENT_STYLE (c1))
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		      code = Scomment;
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		    /* Ignore escaped characters.  */
		    if (char_quoted (from))
		      continue;

		    /* Track parity of quotes.  */
		    if (code == Sstring)
		      {
			parity ^= 1;
			if (my_stringend == 0)
			  my_stringend = c;
			/* If we have two kinds of string delimiters.
			   There's no way to grok this scanning backwards.  */
			else if (my_stringend != c)
			  string_lossage = 1;
		      }

		    /* Record comment-starters according to that
		       quote-parity to the comment-end.  */
		    if (code == Scomment)
		      {
			comstart_parity = parity;
			comstart_pos = from;
		      }

		    /* If we find another earlier comment-ender,
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		       (because they go with the earlier comment-ender).  */
		    if (code == Sendcomment
			&& SYNTAX_COMMENT_STYLE (FETCH_CHAR (from)) == comstyle)
		      break;

		    /* Assume a defun-start point is outside of strings.  */
		    if (code == Sopen
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		      break;
		  }

		if (comstart_pos == 0)
		  from = comment_end;
		/* If the earliest comment starter
		   is followed by uniform paired string quotes or none,
		   we know it can't be inside a string
		   since if it were then the comment ender would be inside one.
		   So it does start a comment.  Skip back to it.  */
		else if (comstart_parity == 0 && !string_lossage)
		  from = comstart_pos;
		else
		  {
		    /* We had two kinds of string delimiters mixed up
		       together.  Decode this going forwards.
		       Scan fwd from the previous comment ender
		       to the one in question; this records where we
		       last passed a comment starter.  */
		    struct lisp_parse_state state;
		    scan_sexps_forward (&state, find_defun_start (comment_end),
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		    if (state.incomment)
		      from = state.comstart;
		    else
		      /* We can't grok this as a comment; scan it normally.  */
		      from = comment_end;
		  }
	      }
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	      /* We have skipped one comment.  */
	      break;
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	    {
	      immediate_quit = 0;
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	      INC_POS (from);
	      SET_PT (from);
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	      return Qnil;
	    }
	}

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    }

  SET_PT (from);
  immediate_quit = 0;
  return Qt;
}

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int parse_sexp_ignore_comments;

Lisp_Object
scan_lists (from, count, depth, sexpflag)
     register int from;
     int count, depth, sexpflag;
{
  Lisp_Object val;
  register int stop;
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  register int c, c1;
  int stringterm;
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  int quoted;
  int mathexit = 0;
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  register enum syntaxcode code, temp_code;
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  int min_depth = depth;    /* Err out if depth gets less than this. */
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  int comstyle = 0;	    /* style of comment encountered */
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  int temp_pos;
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  int last_good = from;
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  if (depth > 0) min_depth = 0;

  immediate_quit = 1;
  QUIT;

  while (count > 0)
    {
      stop = ZV;
      while (from < stop)
	{
	  c = FETCH_CHAR (from);
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	  if (depth == min_depth)
	    last_good = from;
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	  INC_POS (from);
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	  if (from < stop && SYNTAX_COMSTART_FIRST (c)
	      && SYNTAX_COMSTART_SECOND (FETCH_CHAR (from))
	      && parse_sexp_ignore_comments)
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	    {
	      /* we have encountered a comment start sequence and we 
		 are ignoring all text inside comments. we must record
		 the comment style this sequence begins so that later,
		 only a comment end of the same style actually ends
		 the comment section */
	      code = Scomment;
	      comstyle = SYNTAX_COMMENT_STYLE (FETCH_CHAR (from));
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	      INC_POS (from);
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	    }
	  
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	  if (SYNTAX_PREFIX (c))
	    continue;

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	    {
	    case Sescape:
	    case Scharquote:
	      if (from == stop) goto lose;
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	      INC_POS (from);
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	      /* treat following character as a word constituent */
	    case Sword:
	    case Ssymbol:
	      if (depth || !sexpflag) break;
	      /* This word counts as a sexp; return at end of it. */
	      while (from < stop)
		{
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		    {
		    case Scharquote:
		    case Sescape:
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		      if (from == stop) goto lose;
		      break;
		    case Sword:
		    case Ssymbol:
		    case Squote:
		      break;
		    default:
		      goto done;
		    }
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		  INC_POS (from);
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		}
	      goto done;

	    case Scomment:
	      if (!parse_sexp_ignore_comments) break;
	      while (1)
		{
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		  if (from == stop)
		    {
		      if (depth == 0)
			goto done;
		      goto lose;
		    }
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		  c = FETCH_CHAR (from);
		  if (SYNTAX (c) == Sendcomment
		      && SYNTAX_COMMENT_STYLE (c) == comstyle)
		    /* we have encountered a comment end of the same style
		       as the comment sequence which began this comment
		       section */
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		    break;
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		  INC_POS (from);
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		      && SYNTAX_COMEND_SECOND (FETCH_CHAR (from))
		      && SYNTAX_COMMENT_STYLE (c) == comstyle)
		    /* we have encountered a comment end of the same style
		       as the comment sequence which began this comment
		       section */
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		    { INC_POS (from); break; }
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		}
	      break;

	    case Smath:
	      if (!sexpflag)
		break;
	      if (from != stop && c == FETCH_CHAR (from))
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		INC_POS (from);
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	      if (mathexit)
		{
		  mathexit = 0;
		  goto close1;
		}
	      mathexit = 1;

	    case Sopen:
	      if (!++depth) goto done;
	      break;

	    case Sclose:
	    close1:
	      if (!--depth) goto done;
	      if (depth < min_depth)
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		Fsignal (Qscan_error,
			 Fcons (build_string ("Containing expression ends prematurely"),
				Fcons (make_number (last_good),
				       Fcons (make_number (from), Qnil))));
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	      break;

	    case Sstring:
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	      temp_pos = from;
	      DEC_POS (temp_pos);
	      stringterm = FETCH_CHAR (temp_pos);
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	      while (1)
		{
		  if (from >= stop) goto lose;
		  if (FETCH_CHAR (from) == stringterm) break;
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		  switch (SWITCH_ENUM_CAST (SYNTAX (FETCH_CHAR (from))))
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		    {
		    case Scharquote:
		    case Sescape:
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		      INC_POS (from);
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		    }
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		  INC_POS (from);
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		}
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	      INC_POS (from);
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	      if (!depth && sexpflag) goto done;
	      break;
	    }
	}

      /* Reached end of buffer.  Error if within object, return nil if between */
      if (depth) goto lose;

      immediate_quit = 0;
      return Qnil;

      /* End of object reached */
    done:
      count--;
    }

  while (count < 0)
    {
      stop = BEGV;
      while (from > stop)
	{
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	  DEC_POS (from);
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	  if (quoted = char_quoted (from))
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	    DEC_POS (from);
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	  c = FETCH_CHAR (from);
	  code = SYNTAX (c);
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	  if (depth == min_depth)
	    last_good = from;
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	  comstyle = 0;
	  if (code == Sendcomment)
	    comstyle = SYNTAX_COMMENT_STYLE (c);
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	  temp_pos = from;
	  DEC_POS (temp_pos);
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	  if (from > stop && SYNTAX_COMEND_SECOND (c)
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	      && (c1 = FETCH_CHAR (temp_pos), SYNTAX_COMEND_FIRST (c1))
	      && !char_quoted (temp_pos)
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	      && parse_sexp_ignore_comments)
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	    {
	      /* we must record the comment style encountered so that
		 later, we can match only the proper comment begin
		 sequence of the same style */
	      code = Sendcomment;
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	      comstyle = SYNTAX_COMMENT_STYLE (c1);
	      from = temp_pos;
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	    }
	  
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	  if (SYNTAX_PREFIX (c))
	    continue;

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	  switch (SWITCH_ENUM_CAST (quoted ? Sword : code))
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	    {
	    case Sword:
	    case Ssymbol:
	      if (depth || !sexpflag) break;
	      /* This word counts as a sexp; count object finished after passing it. */
	      while (from > stop)
		{
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		  temp_pos = from;
		  DEC_POS (temp_pos);
		  quoted = char_quoted (temp_pos);
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		  if (quoted)
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