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

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: bug#8686: 24.0.50; `re-search-backward' does not respect `search-invisible'
Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 09:13:28 -0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>> > 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?

Because I'd rather that the low-level functions do one thing and one
thing well.


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