[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Unquoted special characters in regexps

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: Unquoted special characters in regexps
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2006 23:59:29 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110003 (No Gnus v0.3) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Luc Teirlinck <address@hidden> writes:

>>From my previous message:
>     But "quoting" `]' by writing "[]]" instead of just `]', seems
>     contorted, even though it would be less confusing than "\\]".
> But if you *really* want to emphasize that the `]' does not close a
> character alternative, "[]]" is the only way I know to do that.
> "\\]" does not do the job.

JFTR, in AWK regexps the backslash retains its special meaning inside
character lists.


Andreas Schwab, SuSE Labs, address@hidden
SuSE Linux Products GmbH, Maxfeldstraße 5, 90409 Nürnberg, Germany
PGP key fingerprint = 58CA 54C7 6D53 942B 1756  01D3 44D5 214B 8276 4ED5
"And now for something completely different."

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]