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bug#31584: 27.0.50; Document again what match re-search-backward finds


From: Noam Postavsky
Subject: bug#31584: 27.0.50; Document again what match re-search-backward finds
Date: Thu, 24 May 2018 20:31:09 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1 (gnu/linux)

Michael Heerdegen <address@hidden> writes:

>> +Note that searching backwards may give a shorter match than expected,
>> +because the matching still happens in the forward direction.  See Info
>> +anchor `(elisp) re-search-backward' for details.  */)

> Too bad that the anchor is located after the relevant description.

I don't understand what you mean.

> FWIW; I still prefer the original sentence, I find it describes the
> behavior best, and short (which is good for a docstring).  It is also
> good to have an alternative and more verbose explanation in the manual.

I find the original sentence kind of cryptic, but I'm okay to be
outvoted on this.






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