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Re: Scan of regexps in Emacs (March 17)

From: Mattias Engdegård
Subject: Re: Scan of regexps in Emacs (March 17)
Date: Sat, 6 Apr 2019 11:43:08 +0200

3 apr. 2019 kl. 00.08 skrev Paul Eggert <address@hidden>:
> On 4/2/19 7:15 AM, Mattias Engdegård wrote:
>> where does a user go to understand extant regexps?
> A user that *really* wants to know can go read the source code and get
> confused, just like I did. :-)
> But I think it's better if the documentation doesn't say what happens.
> If you prefer that the documentation explicitly say that it doesn't say
> what happens, I guess that would be OK too (what sort of wording would
> you like, though?).

I was mostly thinking about regexps like "^***" which do occur in actual code 
(by mistake), and are almost but not quite explained in the manual. But perhaps 
some knowledge is better hidden.

>> I've attached the ones found by a modified relint/xr, in case you are 
>> interested.
> Sure! Fixed in the attached patch.

Thank you, it looks fine to me. Some tool improvements uncovered more oddities; 
log attached.

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