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Re: Replacement

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: Replacement
Date: Thu, 03 Nov 2005 18:59:23 +0100
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address@hidden (hufflen jean-michel) writes:

> (while (re-search-forward "\\^{?a}?" ...) (replace-match "â" ...))

To match a backslash you must use the regex "\\\\".

> it results: \^{a} or \^a ====> \â

It results in ^{a} or ^a ===> â.  The backslash is not part of the match.

> If the replacement I wish is:
> \`{a} or \`a ====> à
> then (while (re-search-forward "\\`{?a}?" ...) (replace-match "à" ...))

This will only match "{a}" or "{a" or "a}" or "a" at the beginning of the
buffer, because \` only matches there.


Andreas Schwab, SuSE Labs, address@hidden
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