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bug#22248: gnus-article-mode omits apostrophe from isearch string


From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#22248: gnus-article-mode omits apostrophe from isearch string
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2017 23:26:18 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Lars Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden> writes:

> Juri Linkov <address@hidden> writes:
>
>> Trying to put an expression like (setq var 'foo) into the isearch ring
>> by moving point at its beginning and typing C-s C-w C-w C-w ...
>> doesn't add apostrophe in Gnus because gnus-article-mode modifies
>> syntax of ' to whitespace:
>>
>>   (defvar gnus-article-mode-syntax-table
>>     (let ((table (copy-syntax-table text-mode-syntax-table)))
>>       ;; make M-. in article buffers work for `foo' strings
>>       (modify-syntax-entry ?' " " table)
>>       (modify-syntax-entry ?` " " table)
>>
>> and lax-whitespace search together with isearch-yank-word-or-char
>> squeeze apostrophe in a sequence of space characters.
>>
>> One solution is to modify syntax of ' and ` in gnus-article-mode-syntax-table
>> to syntax discussed in bug#22238, i.e. not whitespace and not part
>> of a symbol, still allowing M-. in article buffers work for `foo' strings,
>> and allowing isearch to search in other buffers the same string yanked
>> to the search ring from Gnus.
>
> Sounds good.  Could you supply a patch for doing that?

Did you have a look at doing this?

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