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bug#8935: 24.0.50; `substitute-command-keys' doc


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: bug#8935: 24.0.50; `substitute-command-keys' doc
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2011 16:27:31 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.3 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

> Actually \ does have a special meaning, which depends on the following
> char (just like \ in regexps).  The difference between that and regexps
> is that in regexp \<char> turns into just <char> when \<char> has no
> special meaning, where it turns into \<char> here.

If you want a \ in a regexp you must write \\, always.  But if you want
to have a \ from substitute-command-keys you just write \, and if you
want \\= you must write \\=\=.  Thus \ by itself is not special here.

Andreas.

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