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Fred syntax awareness

I just noticed the following feature listed in the announcement of the
MCL 2.0 release:                       

-   A fully programmable syntax-aware editor which can instantly access source 
code and documentation for any function, variable, or macro.
How is Fred "syntax-aware"?  I've wanted some syntax support from Fred
for quite a while for some Fred extensions I've written, but I
couldn't find anything useful.  I need a function that when given a
buffer position will return the syntax at that location.  e.g.,
string, code, comment, etc.  Essentially the equivalent of
zwei:shift-lock-cached-syntactic-context (if I remember the name
correctly) and friends on Symbolics's.  Does anything like this exist
in MCL, or has anyone hacked it up?