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Re: query-replace-interactive not documented

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: query-replace-interactive not documented
Date: 12 Jun 2004 10:21:54 +0200
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Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

>     How about typing a special key (say, `M-e', where "e" stands for
>     "eval" or "expression") in the second prompt for a replacement string
>     to switch it to expression reading mode, and after typing RET
>     to call `query-replace-regexp-eval' instead of `query-replace-regexp'.
>     Actually, this means typing:
>     C-M-% from-string RET M-e to-expr RET
> This is rather obsure, and ad hoc.

Well, I often have the case where I have to make this decision ad-hoc
since I just notice that I started off with the wrong kind of

> So it is probably harder to remember than M-x que TAB - TAB - TAB,
> which works now and can be found systematically from the command
> name.

The ability to switch from one replacement to another does not
preclude that.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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