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Re: Info-search-whitespace (Was: Improvements to `(emacs)File Variables'

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Info-search-whitespace (Was: Improvements to `(emacs)File Variables')
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2004 09:15:01 +0200

> From: Juri Linkov <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2004 03:23:29 +0200
> Cc: address@hidden
> Anyway, the standalone Info reader already doesn't search for a regexp
> with the `s' key, and the Emacs Info reader should not differ from it.

AFAIK, the standalone reader never searched for a regexp with the `s'
command (and isn't even linked with the regexp library).  IIRC, the
standalone reader was written _after_ the one in Emacs, not before it,
and was originally trying to emulate Emacs as much as was feasible;
evidently, the regexp-based search was one of those places where full
compatibility was deemed infeasible.

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