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Re: spaces in isearch

From: Harald Maier
Subject: Re: spaces in isearch
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2004 06:37:27 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Juri Linkov <address@hidden> writes:

> Harald Maier <address@hidden> writes:
>> Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:
>>> I wrote these changes to isearch.el that take advantage of the new
>>> search feature I just installed.  It fixes the bug, but has a
>>> drawback: C-q SPC would no longer work as a way to search for a
>>> literal space.  One would need to write [ ].  This is actually more
>>> logical, but some users might be accustomed to C-q SPC.  What do
>>> people think?
>> If I now use '^ +A' in an interactive regexp search then emacs hangs
>> in the minibuffer. In a version from October 17 it doesn't happen.

> Are you sure this didn't happen before October 17?  

I tried it again and there both constructs seem to work really fine:
'^ A' and '^ +A'. I don't know which change afterwards has broken the

> From what I see, quite contrary: Richard's changes were intended to
> fix the same bug as you reported.  But they are not even installed
> to CVS (though it's strange that there is a ChangeLog entry already
> for uninstalled change).  So you can't see the effect of changes in
> isearch.el unless you applied the proposed patch to your local
> source tree.

I saw the problem too by accident and so I did my comments without
verifying whether Richard has already installed the patch. Sorry for
the noice.


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