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Re: [O] verbatim and apostrophes

From: Nick Dokos
Subject: Re: [O] verbatim and apostrophes
Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2014 07:40:25 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Nick Dokos <address@hidden> writes:

> Alan Schmitt <address@hidden> writes:
>> Hello Samuel,
>> Samuel Wales <address@hidden> writes:
>>> org-emphasis-regexp-components
>> Thank you for the suggestion. I'm trying to make sense of it:
>> org-emphasis-regexp-components is a variable defined in `org.el'.
>> Its value is ("      ('\"{" "-       .,:!?;'\")}\\" "        
>> ,\"'" "." 1)
>> Documentation:
>> Components used to build the regular expression for emphasis.
>> This is a list with five entries.  Terminology:  In an emphasis string
>> like " *strong word* ", we call the initial space PREMATCH, the final
>> space POSTMATCH, the stars MARKERS, "s" and "d" are BORDER characters
>> and "trong wor" is the body.  The different components in this variable
>> specify what is allowed/forbidden in each part:
>> pre          Chars allowed as prematch.  Beginning of line will be allowed 
>> too.
>> post         Chars allowed as postmatch.  End of line will be allowed too.
>> border       The chars *forbidden* as border characters.
>> body-regexp  A regexp like "." to match a body character.  Don't use
>>              non-shy groups here, and don't allow newline here.
>> newline      The maximum number of newlines allowed in an emphasis exp.
>> You need to reload Org or to restart Emacs after customizing this.
>> I see that "body-regexp" is "." so the problem is not from there. I also
>> see that "'" is forbidden as a border character, which should be fine in
>> my case as I'm using "~". So is the problem that "'" is both in prematch
>> and postmatch? But in my case I use it as a body character.
>> So I'm afraid I don't understand why the "'" in ~'a ref~ is not accepted
>> as a body character, and what I should do to make sure it is.
> See if
> http://article.gmane.org/gmane.emacs.orgmode/73036/match=org+emphasis+regexp+components
> can help make some sense out of the line noise (although it was
> triggered by a different question). I believe the problem here is
> the BORDER regexp (the one that goes
> "     
> ,\"'"
> above), not the BODY one: it forbids newlines, commas, double
> and single quotes. Try deleting the single quote from it.

Sorry - I need coffee. I read what you wrote and promptly forgot
all of it. So ignore most of what I wrote.

However, the part about the BORDER regexp is correct I believe: in ~'a ref~,
the ~ are the MARKERS; ' and f are the BORDER and "a re" is the BODY.


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