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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 15:12:04 +0200

On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 2:13 PM, Stefan Monnier
<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?
> Because I'd rather that the low-level functions do one thing and one
> thing well.

(Of course my suggestion with minor modes was not for the low level functions.)

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