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Re: Bug in looking-at?

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: Bug in looking-at?
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2005 01:42:06 +0200
User-agent: Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0.6 (Windows/20050716)

Lennart Borgman wrote:

Jason Rumney wrote:

Richard has replied that he does not see this problem on his system
(GNU/Linux I suppose).

What is the problem? Everything that you said SHOULD happen does, on
both GNU/Linux and W32. So I don't think I see it either.
Hm. Yes, I can see now I misunderstood the [:space:] character class. It was not exactly what I thought. I believed \r and \n belonged to this character class (though I understand it can not).

This explains why the pattern did not match. However it does not explain why it matched later in point 3. I am still so surprised by this that I had to test it once again to be sure.

To my surprise I can not reproduce this now. I did several tests before with emacs -Q and it work the way I described all the times. Richard can't see it, Jason don't see the problem, I could see it but not now. It is beginning to look like a possibly intermittent hardware memory problem to me. But I am not sure yet, those are hard to track down. So - just drop it for now at least. I will come back if I come to another conclusion than the one above.

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