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bug#8686: 24.0.50; `re-search-backward' does not respect `search-invisib


From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: bug#8686: 24.0.50; `re-search-backward' does not respect `search-invisible'
Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 11:57:23 +0200

On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 4:18 AM, Drew Adams <address@hidden> wrote:
>> > Question: What is the simplest way, from Lisp, to get the "low-level
>> > C" search functions to optionally respect/ignore hidden text?
>>
>> Something like
>>
>>   (while (and (re-search-forward blabla)
>>               (invisible-p (point)))
>>     ...)
>>
>> The same idea can be used with syntax-ppss to skip over
>> matches that are inside comments/strings.
>
> Yes, but why not have this built into the search functions themselves, just as
> is done for isearch?  That was the point/suggestion.

Which also was the point of my suggestions...





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