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Re: Does word under cursor match pattern?

From: Deniz Dogan
Subject: Re: Does word under cursor match pattern?
Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2010 14:37:46 +0200

2010/8/23 Paulo J. Matos <>:
> Hi,
> I am trying to know if a word under the cursor matched a pattern
> ([Bb]-?[0-9]+). My idea was:
> - Select region with word under cursor
> - Transform region into string
> - Apply regexp on string
> This has one problem: I can't seem to find a function to transform a
> region into a string. On the other hand maybe I can work with the region
> directly.
> Any tips on how to do this?

You can use e.g. (thing-at-point 'word). This would return the string
with properties and such, if you want that.

Deniz Dogan

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