I wanted to look up the different hs-special-mode-alist forward-sexp functions for inspiration to create my own and this is what the python forward-sexp looks like on my setup:


((python-mode "^\\s-*\\(?:def\\|class\\)\\>" nil "#"
  #[257 "\300 \207"
  2 "\n\n(fn ARG)"]

The thing that starts with #[257 "\300 \207" and ends with ARG"] is supposed to be a function for moving forward with forward-sexp. What the h is it showing? Is that valid elisp? Is it compiled code? Just gibberish?


The #[...] is byte code, which comes from byte-compiling the Lisp source code.

You need to use C-h f for the Python forward-sexp command, and then visit its Lisp definition (by clicking the file link) to see what it does.

If you don't know what the Python forward-sexp function is called, use C-h k C-M-f in Python mode. (That will also give you a link to the source code.)

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