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Re: Add some aliases for re-related functions

From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: Add some aliases for re-related functions
Date: Sat, 02 May 2020 15:18:54 -0700
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Dmitry Gutov <address@hidden> writes:

> Allow me to bikeshed a little too.


>> The problem with this is that I proposed `re-search` to apply to strings
>> whereas I now propose `re-match` to apply to buffers. So maybe it
>> should be `re-match-forward` and `re-match-backward`?
> It's fairly hard to distinguish, without reading the docs, from
> re-search-forward and -backward.

I know the last thing we need is more bikeshedding, but to me "match"
sounds very much like it should work on strings, and "search" in
buffers. You match one thing with another. You search a place for a

Barely 2¢...

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