2 Overview of the Manual
The manual starts with several introductory chapters (including this
The next chunk of the manual describes the day to day use of
CC Mode (as contrasted with how to customize it).
- The chapter “Commands” describes in detail how to use (nearly) all
of CC Mode's features. There are extensive cross-references from
here to the corresponding sections later in the manual which tell you
how to customize these features.
- “Font Locking” describes how “syntax highlighting” is applied to
your buffers. It is mainly background information and can be skipped
over at a first reading.
The next chunk of the manual describes how to customize
CC Mode. Typically, an overview of a topic is given at the chapter
level, then the sections and subsections describe the material in
- The chapter “Configuration Basics” tells you how to write
customizations: whether in hooks, in styles, in both, or in neither,
depending on your needs. It describes the CC Mode style system and
lists the standard styles that CC Mode supplies.
- The next few chapters describe in detail how to customize the various
features of CC Mode.
- Finally, there is a sample .emacs fragment, which might help you
in creating your own customization.
The manual ends with “this and that”, things that don't fit cleanly
into any of the previous chunks.
- Two chapters discuss the performance of CC Mode and known
- The FAQ contains a list of common problems and questions.
- The next two chapters tell you how to get in touch with the CC Mode
project: whether for updating CC Mode or submitting bug reports.
Finally, there are the customary indices.