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Re: info faces for strings and quotations

From: Kim F. Storm
Subject: Re: info faces for strings and quotations
Date: Thu, 07 Oct 2004 17:13:58 +0200
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Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>> 2. The pb of not interpreting " to begin a string if it is escaped (\") is
>> no doubt fixable, at the risk of complicating the regexp. Suggested fixes
>> welcome.
> Prefix the regexp with "\\(^\\|[^\\]\\)\\(\\\\\\\\\\)*".  The (match-end) of
> this regexp is guaranteed to not be preceded by an odd number
> of backspashes.

Wouldn't it be fairly trivial to enhance regex to recognize something like


meaning an even (possibly zero) number of \'es.

(likewise for \{0,o}, meaning an odd number of (or no) \'es )

Kim F. Storm <address@hidden> http://www.cua.dk

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