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bug#19208: replace-match unhelpful error message

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: bug#19208: replace-match unhelpful error message
Date: Sun, 4 Aug 2019 10:41:40 -0700
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This is not strictly a question of what one would say in English, as mathematical notation is typically a better choice for mathematical notions. For example, in C it's typically better to write sixteen as "16" rather than as "6 + 10" even though the latter is closer to the original English.

If we wanted code to mimic English better, COBOL would be a good choice. (Or maybe Perl. :-) But the goal is to write readable code, not to imitate how Anglo-Saxons talked.

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