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bug#22479: 25.0.50; isearch and query-replace histories do not remember
bug#22479: 25.0.50; isearch and query-replace histories do not remember if we were looking for symbols
Mon, 01 Feb 2016 21:32:08 -0800
mu4e 0.9.11; emacs 188.8.131.52
Juri Linkov <email@example.com> writes:
>>> 5. More ideas? ;)
>> - We can retain the two histories: regex, non-regex
>> - Any fancy (word, symbol, etc) searches can be stored into the regex
>> history, bookmarked with the appropriate regexen ("\_<", "\_>" for
>> - When reading the history to present to the user, these can be parsed
>> out. So for instance when the user looks through the symbol-search
>> history by hitting
>> M-s _
>> emacs can look through the regex history, only selecting entries in
>> \_<...\_>. The C-M-s history can either include all of these, or show
>> only unbookmarked entries; both would be ok, I think.
> This approach is compromising but unreliable
Indeed it is a compromise. It feels to me to be much better than what we
have now, and the issues aren't too significant... I think...
> (doesn't distinguish between the case when the user uses the symbol
> search M-s _ or types \_<...\_> directly in the regexp search)
True, but I think this is OK. The symbol-search history would include
M-s _ searches AND those C-M-s searches where the intent was to look for
symbols; I think this is fine. The regex-search history would include
all symbol searches also; maybe that is less fine, but it isn't crazy.
The text search history would include none of these; this is GOOD, and
is not what we do now.
> (need to remember other search parameters like case-fold and
Hmmm. This clearly requires metadata so some of your other, more
intrusive proposals would be required to handle this. The above proposal
would work for word and symbol searches. I think fixing that would be
worth it. Do yall just want to leave it alone?
- bug#22479: 25.0.50; isearch and query-replace histories do not remember if we were looking for symbols,
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