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bug#9681: Broken behaviour of re-search-backward (.+ matching only a sin
bug#9681: Broken behaviour of re-search-backward (.+ matching only a single character)
Mon, 10 Oct 2011 23:56:27 -0400
Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.90 (gnu/linux)
>> It's not the ideal behavior, admittedly. It's even more obvious in
>> `looking-back'. But fixing it would require the implementation of
>> a backward regexp matcher.
> FYI, in Mule (the version before integrating into Emacs), we
> implemented such a feature by doing these:
I actually think it would be nice to have such a thing, but I also think
it'd be more important to have a non-backtracking regexp matcher.
> multilingual feature. And actually, that feature had been
> used very rarely.
Indeed, it's not often needed, but those few cases can be significant.
bug#9681: Broken behaviour of re-search-backward (.+ matching only a single character), Johan Bockgård, 2011/10/06