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Re: \w does not work in a range


From: Decebal
Subject: Re: \w does not work in a range
Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2009 03:44:57 -0700 (PDT)
User-agent: G2/1.0

On Apr 11, 12:39 am, harven <address@hidden> wrote:
> Decebal <address@hidden> writes:
> > I would like to define a regulair expression like [\w\-]+, but the \w
> > seems not to work inside the [ and ]. Is this true, or do I need to do
> > something special?
>
> use [[:word:]\-]+ instead.
> see the elisp manual, section character classes 
> 34.3.1.2http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_mono/elisp.html#Char-Cl...

Thanks, I'll do that.


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