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Re: Dot at start of symbols confuses edebug

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Dot at start of symbols confuses edebug
Date: Sat, 30 Oct 2004 10:20:31 -0400

    It seems there is no simple fix to support unusual variable names
    in edebug.

What is the difficulty?  Is it related to the way edebug inserts

Judging from the manual, edebug never adds a period before a symbol.
So it could treat a period before a symbol as part of the name,
without any trouble.  However, that leaves the question of
handling dots in symbols that are not at the start.

      However, if you need dots in variable names you can
    add \ before dots:

Maybe edebug could add slashes along with dots, as needed
to avoid ambiguity, and it could remove them when it removes
the dots.  Would this work?

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