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Re: address@hidden: Unquoted special characters in regexps]

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: address@hidden: Unquoted special characters in regexps]
Date: Fri, 03 Mar 2006 14:20:46 +0200

> Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2006 18:23:04 +0100
> From: martin rudalics <address@hidden>
> To: address@hidden
> Subject: Unquoted special characters in regexps
> Section (Special Characters in Regular Expressions) of the
> Elisp manual says:
> *Please note:* For historical compatibility, special characters are
> treated as ordinary ones if they are in contexts where their special
> meanings make no sense. ...  It is poor practice to depend on this
> behavior; quote the special character anyway, regardless of where it
> appears.
> The three patches below eliminate spurious occurrences of such practice:
>       * font-lock.el (lisp-font-lock-keywords-2)
>       * emacs-lisp/rx.el (rx-check-any, rx-check-not)
>       * generic-x.el (reg-generic-mode): Quote "]"s in regexps when
>       they have no special meaning.

Thanks, I installed these.

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