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Re: Fancy split - simple regexp problem

From: Štěpán Němec
Subject: Re: Fancy split - simple regexp problem
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2011 12:40:26 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On Mon, 24 Oct 2011 01:08:05 +0200
Tim Landscheidt wrote:

> Don't get me wrong, fundamentally I'm with you on that it
> constitutes what in MySQL would be called a "gotcha" - some-
> thing totally unexpected, yet somewhere documented.

No it's not documented (definitely not clearly and not enough, which is
really the same as not at all), see my bug report.

>   But I disagree with you to consider this a *bug*, as it
> *is* documented and it is logistically impossible to change
> Emacs' behaviour in this regard without assessing whether
> this breaks potentially quazillions lines of code. And I
> don't think that the developers consider it a bug either.

That's ridiculous. Are you saying that making _backward_ regexp search
_really_ do backward, not forward matching is going to break
"quazillions lines of code"? Not that I really care, but I very much
doubt that. What's much more likely is that it would _fix_ both known
and unknown breakages and unexpected behaviours, such as the one that
started this thread.

Anyway, if you want to continue arguing about this please use the bug


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