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Re: Raw strings (experimental patches inside)

From: Dmitry Gutov
Subject: Re: Raw strings (experimental patches inside)
Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2012 02:33:43 +0400
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Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:
>> If insults won't persuade you, here are some real benefits.
>> raw-strings are a huge convenience when writing.[1]  They correspond
>> to the way you enter a regexp to isearch, and to the documentation.
> And here we're back at regexps.  I already agreed that they're
> convenient for regexps, but pointed out that a better solution would
> be to fix the regexp syntax so it doesn't backslash-escape every
> special character.

This would be a backward-incompatible change to the regexp engine,
wouldn't it?


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