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Re: How to really escape a double quote?

From: Kevin Rodgers
Subject: Re: How to really escape a double quote?
Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2011 01:55:48 -0700
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On 2/24/11 5:00 PM, David Kastrup wrote:
^ loses its special meaning if it is not the first character of the
string.  So move your escaped double-quote one position to the right.

I didn't know that!  Here's the reference from (elisp)Regexp Special:

     For historical compatibility reasons, `^' can be used only at the
     beginning of the regular expression, or after `\(', `\(?:' or `\|'.

Kevin Rodgers
Denver, Colorado, USA

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