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Re: Improve `replace-regexp-in-string' ergonomics?

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: Improve `replace-regexp-in-string' ergonomics?
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2021 14:41:52 +0200
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Stefan Monnier <monnier@iro.umontreal.ca> writes:

> BTW, the current limit on backrefs is just due to a lack of syntax for
> higher-numbered backrefs, so it would be easy to lift this limit: it's
> a small matter of choosing an appropriate syntax and then adjusting the
> code that parses the regexps in regexp.c.

A small matter indeed.  :-/

But perhaps it would be worth doing -- arbitrary limitations like that
goes against everything GNU stands for!

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