So I'm entirely new to programming but I have been trying to familiarize myself with emacs for future scripting. When I am typing in the scratch buffer, I type certain functions such as defun and while and they are recognized by the buffer and appear in purple. However, with other Lisp functions such as set or +, they do not appear in any color and I was wondering why that is.


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    this is an outright off-topic, totally ignoring what Programmers is about: meta.stackexchange.com/a/129632/165773 – gnat May 16 '15 at 18:53
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    Please be aware that questions about programming tools belong at Stack Overflow. However, there are several Stack Exchange sites for specific tools: emacs is one of them. You can view all of the technology sites here. Always read a site's help center and search for existing questions before asking your own. – Snowman May 16 '15 at 19:16
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is about using programming tools. – Robert Harvey May 16 '15 at 20:22
  • Also, note that Google Searches make poor titles. If your question is a good one, you can usually summarize the entire question in your title, rather than stuffing some meaningless keywords in there. – Robert Harvey May 16 '15 at 20:23

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