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5 Syntactic Symbols

The complete list of recognized syntactic symbols is described in the vhdl-offsets-alist variable. This chapter will provide some examples to help clarify these symbols.

Most syntactic symbol names follow a general naming convention. When a line begins with a begin or end keyword, the syntactic symbol will contain the suffix -open or -close respectively.

Usually, a distinction is made between the first line that introduces a construct and lines that continue a construct, and the syntactic symbols that represent these lines will contain the suffix -intro or -cont respectively. As a sub-classification of this scheme, a line which is the first of a particular block construct will contain the suffix -block-intro.

<TBD> include the name and a brief example of every syntactic symbol currently recognized