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Re: string-match bug?


From: Matthew Dempsky
Subject: Re: string-match bug?
Date: Mon, 7 Dec 2009 13:23:32 -0800

On Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 12:37 PM, Andreas Röhler
<address@hidden> wrote:
> Why should questioned string respond here it contains an empty string at 
> position 0?
> Makes no sense for me.

Here's an analogy: (string-match "xyzzy" "fooxyzzybar") returns 3.
This is because the first 5 characters starting at position 3 are
"xyzzy", the same as the first string parameter.  The significance of
5 here is the length of "xyzzy".

Similarly, (string-match "" "foo") returns 0.  This is because the
first 0 characters starting at position are "", the same as the first
string parameter.




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