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Re: lax matching is not a great default behavior

From: Andreas Röhler
Subject: Re: lax matching is not a great default behavior
Date: Tue, 1 Dec 2015 10:23:09 +0100
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Am 28.11.2015 um 09:29 schrieb Andreas Schwab:
Drew Adams <address@hidden> writes:

I realize that this would change the longstanding practice
of having letter-case folding be default.  I think that
choice made sense back when most programming languages and
OS's did not have a letter-case difference.  But I don't
think it is the best choice for the default behavior now.

Case folding makes a lot of sense when searching in plain text, as is
the case in this sentence when searching for "case".


Notion resp. implementation of case-folding is unclear outside ASCII and related.

There must not be anything to be folded in a buffer. Folding is a notion which makes sense in special cases only - which are common in ASCII world, but not a reason for a default.

New users should not be bothered with this vast area. GNU Linux is case-sensitive and Emacs should start by default like that.

While specific language modes, like SQL, might or should change that.

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