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Re: regexp problems the evil \[

From: Uwe Brauer
Subject: Re: regexp problems the evil \[
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:07:55 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>>> "Aurélien" == Aurélien Aptel <> writes:

   > 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 "}")))) "\\]") ...

Ah thanks did not know about it.


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