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Re: looking-at function behaviour

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: looking-at function behaviour
Date: Sun, 6 Jun 2010 17:04:49 +0200

On Sun, Jun 6, 2010 at 4:59 PM, Andrea Crotti <> wrote:
> I don't understand how I should use the looking-at function, from what I
> see in the doc is not what I see happening.

looking-at takes a regexp as argument. Is not that clear from the doc
(i.e. describe-function)?

You probably want to use char-after instead here.

> --8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
>  (when (not (looking-at closing-char))
>   (insert closing-char))
>  (newline-force))))
> --8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---
> With this code I would like to
> - see if a char is before the end of line
> - insert it if not
> Is quite simple but it doesn't work.
> And even trying now on the fly
> (looking-at "a") ;; "a"
> Is anyway always nil, how then am I supposed to do it given that this is
> the function which reading at the info page should be used?

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