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Re: regexp problems the evil \[

From: Aurélien Aptel
Subject: Re: regexp problems the evil \[
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:38:18 +0100

On Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 11:11 PM, Uwe Brauer <> wrote:
> Wow six \ I gave up after five.

Yes, it's ridiculous, I personally think emacs lisp regexes are
unusable once escapes are involved, especially interactively.
You can use rx instead of strings to make regexes from s-expressions.
Strings elements are always assumed to match literally (rx will always
escape whatever is needed to match the string literally).

    (query-replace-regexp (rx "\\[" (group (+ (not (any "}")))) "\\]") ...

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