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Re: split-string bug in CVS tip of Emacs


From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: split-string bug in CVS tip of Emacs
Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2004 21:32:08 +0900

Peter Milliken <address@hidden> writes:
> Just out of curiosity, is there any particular reason for breaking backward
> compatibility like this?

My vaaaaague memory is that it was for compatibility with xemacs.
The new definition _does_ omit null entries by default when a nil split
regexp (=> whitespace) is used, and I think it was judged that this
would cover the great bulk of compatibility problems.

Hmmm, google reveals this:

   http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2003-04/msg00472.html

It's a very long thread, and probably covers most questions you'd have.

-Miles
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