(elisp)Font Lock Mode
Font Lock Mode ============== "Font Lock mode" is a feature that automatically attaches `face' properties to certain parts of the buffer based on their syntactic role. How it parses the buffer depends on the major mode; most major modes define syntactic criteria for which faces to use in which contexts. This section explains how to customize Font Lock for a particular major mode. Font Lock mode finds text to highlight in two ways: through syntactic parsing based on the syntax table, and through searching (usually for regular expressions). Syntactic fontification happens first; it finds comments and string constants, and highlights them using `font-lock-comment-face' and `font-lock-string-face' (Note: Faces for Font Lock). Search-based fontification follows.
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