Commit d94888e3 authored by Dave Love's avatar Dave Love
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@c This is part of the Emacs manual.
@c Copyright (C) 1985, 86, 87, 93, 94, 95, 1997 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
@c Copyright (C) 1985, 86, 87, 93, 94, 95, 97, 2000 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
@c See file emacs.texi for copying conditions.
@node Major Modes, Indentation, International, Top
@chapter Major Modes
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The major modes fall into three major groups. Lisp mode (which has
several variants), C mode, Fortran mode and others are for specific
programming languages. Text mode, Nroff mode, @TeX{} mode and Outline
mode are for editing English text. The remaining major modes are not
intended for use on users' files; they are used in buffers created for
specific purposes by Emacs, such as Dired mode for buffers made by Dired
(@pxref{Dired}), Mail mode for buffers made by @kbd{C-x m}
(@pxref{Sending Mail}), and Shell mode for buffers used for
programming languages. Text mode, Nroff mode, SGML mode, @TeX{} mode
and Outline mode are for normal text, plain or marked up. The remaining
major modes are not intended for use on users' files; they are used in
buffers created for specific purposes by Emacs, such as Dired mode for
buffers made by Dired (@pxref{Dired}), Mail mode for buffers made by
@kbd{C-x m} (@pxref{Sending Mail}), and Shell mode for buffers used for
communicating with an inferior shell process (@pxref{Interactive
Shell}).
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separate paragraphs. This is to make the paragraph commands useful.
(@xref{Paragraphs}.) They also cause Auto Fill mode to use the
definition of @key{TAB} to indent the new lines it creates. This is
because most lines in a program are usually indented.
(@xref{Indentation}.)
because most lines in a program are usually indented
(@pxref{Indentation}).
@menu
* Choosing Modes:: How major modes are specified or chosen.
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