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Re: matching [^/]


From: Michael Slass
Subject: Re: matching [^/]
Date: Fri, 09 Jul 2004 08:29:27 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.1006 (Gnus v5.10.6) Emacs/21.3 (gnu/linux)

address@hidden (Simon Strobl) writes:

>Hello,
>
>suppose a buffer contains the following string and you want to match
>the part "// VP1zr".
> 
> // VP1zr // 1(0)
>
>I typed "//[^/]+" into the re-builder. It matched the whole line. I
>could not find an explanation for this behaviour on the Emacs info
>site.
>
>Can someone explain it to me? 
>
>
>Simon

re-builder is highlighting all matches to your regexp, and your string
matches twice:
'// VP1zr '
'// 1(0)'

The two matches are adjacent, so the highlighted regions touch each
other, and they look like one.


-- 
Mike Slass


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