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Re: Unquoted special characters in regexps

From: martin rudalics
Subject: Re: Unquoted special characters in regexps
Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2006 14:28:16 +0100
User-agent: Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0 (Windows/20041206)

The answer is, obviously, that the Elisp read syntax for regexps is the

There is no such thing as a read syntax for regexps.  This is not a Lisp
data type.


From the Elisp manual:

     Therefore, the read syntax for a regular expression matching `\'
     is `"\\\\"'.

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