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Re: Horizontal Tab and Line Feed are non-ASCII according to the ASCII ca
Re: Horizontal Tab and Line Feed are non-ASCII according to the ASCII category
Mon, 12 Feb 2007 20:14:59 -0500
Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.93 (gnu/linux)
>> I hope we don't plan on changing _anything_ in this regard before the
>> release, no matter what we find in the specs. The cited fragment from
>> characters.el has been there since before Emacs moved into CVS in 1997!
> How is the age of the bug relevant? Searching for ASCII characters
> with \ca matches different characters than searching for ASCII class
> characters with [:ascii:]. Surely that's a bug that needs fixing,
> rather than a feature to be added later isn't it?
> We're not required to follow the spec, but it's not good to use 2
> different definitions of ASCII.
The flip side is obvious: why make \ca behave like [[:ascii:]]?
If you want [[:ascii:]] you know where to find it.
Re: Horizontal Tab and Line Feed are non-ASCII according to the ASCII category, Chris Moore, 2007/02/12