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Re: Off Topic

From: Robert Pluim
Subject: Re: Off Topic
Date: Thu, 24 May 2018 17:41:04 +0200

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: Robert Pluim <address@hidden>
>> Cc: Noam Postavsky <address@hidden>,  address@hidden,  address@hidden,  
>> address@hidden
>> Date: Thu, 24 May 2018 11:03:33 +0200
>> Documenting rx.el would be a more productive use of time, I think,
>> especially since Iʼve now noticed via reading rx.el that we already
>> have sregex as well. Let's pick one rather than inventing a third
>> syntax.
> I'm all for more documentation, but in this case what would you add to
> the doc string that already is very long and very detailed?

I meant documentation of its existence, something like:

diff --git i/doc/emacs/search.texi w/doc/emacs/search.texi
index 263c4c5dcc..fd65cf3b38 100644
--- i/doc/emacs/search.texi
+++ w/doc/emacs/search.texi
@@ -802,7 +802,8 @@ Regexps
   This section (and this manual in general) describes regular
 expression features that users typically use.  @xref{Regular
 Expressions,,, elisp, The Emacs Lisp Reference Manual}, for additional
-features used mainly in Lisp programs.
+features used mainly in Lisp programs.  For an alternative and more
+verbose syntax, see the @code{rx} package.
   Regular expressions have a syntax in which a few characters are
 special constructs and the rest are @dfn{ordinary}.  An ordinary

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