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Re: Whitespace search and regex.c

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Whitespace search and regex.c
Date: Fri, 26 Nov 2004 16:03:58 -0500

    > It is for the sake of user-level search features that
    > want a series of SPCs to stand for some broader kind of whitespace.

    I'm afraid that doesn't tell me really what it is for.  I.e. why is it
    implemented this way rather than some other way?  What was the precise goal?

This was the easiest way I could find to do it reliably.
It avoids the need to write other code to parse a regexp.
I did not want to do that; I figured it would be a pain.

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