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Re: string-match bug?


From: Andreas Röhler
Subject: Re: string-match bug?
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2009 20:25:10 +0100
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Frank Fredstone wrote:
> Andreas Röhler <address@hidden> writes:
> 
>> Aren't
>>
>> (string-match "" "a")
>>
>> and
>>
>> (string-match "" "")
>>
>> different cases in some perspective?
> 
> You can think of it like this:
> 
> If you line up 3 boxes left to right, where among them are there no
> boxes? There are no boxes before the first, between the first and the
> second, between the second and the third and after the last. The first
> place (position left to right) where there are no boxes, is before the
> first (position 0).
> 
> 

well, isn't the first 0?
before the first would be -1 then?

Andreas






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