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Re: Todays exercise of sanity (or does "see" really match "not"?)

From: Luc Teirlinck
Subject: Re: Todays exercise of sanity (or does "see" really match "not"?)
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2005 19:12:41 -0600 (CST)

Juri Linkov wrote:

   Did you mean "Info-hide-note-references set to nil"?


   Isearch ignores text with `invisible' text properties and hidden
   overlays according to `buffer-invisibility-spec'.

   Info-search ignores Info files headers, header lines and Tag Table

None of which apply to `*Note'.

   > It would make people start to doubt the reliability of search in
   > Emacs.  (What _other_ stuff does search in Emacs ignore?)  It would be
   > an outright bug.

What I meant with the parenthetical remark is: If Isearch starts
ignoring things like `*Note', then people could not safely rely on it
anymore, because they would always have to ask themselves: "What
_other_ stuff does search in Emacs ignore?".  There could always be
_some_ reason why Isearch decided that they were actually not
interested in finding what they were trying to find and that showing
them the match would only "inconvenience" them.



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