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Re: modern regexes in emacs

From: Perry E. Metzger
Subject: Re: modern regexes in emacs
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:35:13 -0500

On Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:43:15 +0100 Mattias Engdegård
<address@hidden> wrote:
> 15 feb. 2019 kl. 19.36 skrev Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>:
> > 
> > I proposed to have a separate set of functions that will accept
> > PCRE syntax.  That would allow everyone to have what they want:
> > you to use the "classic" regexps, and those who want PCRE to have
> > that.  Where's the problem with that?  
> If I read the petitioners correctly, they want a global setting
> that permits them to type a(b|c) instead of a\(b\|c\) in
> isearch-forward-regexp and all other interactive commands. A
> separate set of functions would be to hand them a box of
> replacement transistors and some solder.

That's hardly true. Rebinding a couple of functions is no work at all.
Note that I'm one of the people who wants the distinct functions. If
need be, we can give people a function to call to rebind everything
one way or the other but it is hardly a big deal even without it.

Perry E. Metzger                address@hidden

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