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Re: problems with query-replace, replace-string

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: problems with query-replace, replace-string
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2001 10:18:22 +0200 (IST)

On Wed, 14 Nov 2001, Spencer Thiel wrote:

> This sometimes replaced "Software Manager</h2>" with "Update
> Assistanth2>", and "Software Manager</a>" with "Update Assistanta>"
> clipping the </.  It seems that the replacement is happening to
> characters that aren't included inside the search string.  Above is
> just an example.  The bug isn't specific to the search string above,
> or to the clipped characters.  I've encountered the problem with a
> variety of different search strings and replacement strings.  I've
> had the problem on builds on both windows and linux, and while using
> html-helper-mode, cperl-mode, and c++-mode.  The behavior isn't
> consistent -- I can do the same search and replace on multiple files
> and some will experience the bug while others don't.

To be able to debug this, we need a recipe to reproduce the problem.
Ideally, the recipe should start with "emacs -q --no-site-file", to
avoid complications with user and site-wide customizations.

Could you please try to find such a recipe?  It would be a great help;
without such a recipe, the only person who could debug this problem is


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