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Re: query-replace-interactive not documented

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: query-replace-interactive not documented
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 18:33:05 +0300
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David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:
> David Kastrup <address@hidden> writes:
>> Ok, I just redid this.  I have completely thrown out \\? again: if
>> one wanted to implement it, the right place would not be in
>> preparing the replacement list where \, is implemented, but rather
>> during perform-replace.
>> This will give the context (so we don't need prompt strings), it
>> will be flexible and convenient.  Any volunteer to put this is?
> I'll take another look, maybe it's not difficult.
> I have checked in that change now.  While I have not given much of a
> time for protests, I want to have a starting point for thinking about
> \?.

I think your idea about using the replacement string editor for \? is
very good.  I hope you will not encounter any obstacles in implementing it.

> I have not done any manual and NEWS entries yet but would want to have
> a few more days for people to protest.  In my book, this added
> functionality pretty much kills the main motivation for
> query-replace-regexp-eval, except maybe that the latter could offer
> lisp-mode in the replacement string, to give identifier completion and
> stuff (which I don't think it does currently).  But I don't think that
> it warrants a keybinding of its own anymore, now that \, is in place.

Yes, we can completely forget about `query-replace-regexp-eval' from now.

Juri Linkov

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