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Re: rx.el sexp regexp syntax

From: Helmut Eller
Subject: Re: rx.el sexp regexp syntax
Date: Sun, 03 Jun 2018 16:51:39 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On Sat, Jun 02 2018, Stefan Monnier wrote:

>> I played around with this, but it might not be possible to achieve
>> enough of the conveniences to make it worthwhile.
> I think we'd need to extend the reader to provide a specialized syntax,
> which in turns means changing elisp-mode, etc...
> I think it's a fairly large amount of work, for fairly little benefit in
> the end compared to what we can get today.

Maybe we could start with an ordinary macro, e.g. (pcre "(a|b)"), which
could translate Perl/Python regexp syntax to Emacs regexp syntax.


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