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Re: [PATCH] isearch: lazy-highlighting of sub-exps of regexps

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: [PATCH] isearch: lazy-highlighting of sub-exps of regexps
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2010 09:48:54 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>> Attached is a patch for `isearch-mode'.  With this enhancement, the user
>> can easily see examples of what the groups in their regular expressions
>> capture as they type them.  Using this feedback should make it easier for
>> the user to accurately build a replacement string when they invoke
>> query-replace-regexp' directly from `isearch-mode'.

Of course, to make it yet a bit easier, we should provide an "ireplace"
mode (where the replacement is shown incrementally as the user types
the replacement spec).

> Thanks, but we already have a request in the bug database with a set
> of different patches to implement it: http://debbugs.gnu.org/6227
> There is no decision yet what is the best of them.

Could someone take a close look and install such a feature?


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