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Re: Unquoted special characters in regexps

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: Unquoted special characters in regexps
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2006 20:31:41 +0100
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martin rudalics <address@hidden> writes:

> From the Elisp manual:
> 34.3.1 Syntax of Regular Expressions
> ------------------------------------
> Regular expressions have a syntax in which a few characters are special
> constructs and the rest are "ordinary".  An ordinary character is a
> simple regular expression that matches that character and nothing else.
> The special characters are `.', `*', `+', `?', `[', ------> `]' <------, `^', 
> `$', and

This is incorrect.  ']' is only special in a bracket expression (like


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