I have an Elisp function which takes a string and performs capitalization (
capitalize) on it, and then inserts it into a file. Apparently
capitalize doesn't consider the single quote as a "word constituent" and therefore I get results like "I'M A Cat".
I understand that this is because of the syntax table in place. The default returned by
(standard-syntax-table) treats the quote as a "word constituent", so I'm assuming that code execution uses
emacs-lisp-mode-syntax-table which has it otherwise.
I tried executing
with-temp-buffer but that didn't work for some reason.
So my questions are:
- Does the functions I have in my config use
emacs-lisp-mode-syntax-tablewhen I call them?
- What's the standard way of dealing with this? What's a way to isolate my functions from inheriting all this context? I don't want to manually create a new table and use
with-syntax-tablefor every function in my config or change the current table using
modify-syntax-entry, and I want my strings to be treated like normal English sentences.