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Re: sed usage in autoheader

From: Bruce Korb
Subject: Re: sed usage in autoheader
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2000 11:28:00 -0800

Paul Eggert wrote:
> > Bruce> never, ever use substitution separator
> > Bruce> chars inside of the substitution expressions, period.
> I've had good luck with strings like `/foo[\/]bar/' in cases where I
> already know from context that the matched string can't contain `\'.
> That's portable, as it works with both the traditional and the POSIX
> interpretation.

But you are playing in muddy water with no real benefit.
If you can avoid the mud, do so.  :-)  Of course, if you
are trying to use that expression to address a line of text
(instead of using it in a substitution expression), you
may not be able to avoid mud...

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