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Re: [vile] Extended regexp

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: [vile] Extended regexp
Date: Thu, 12 May 2016 05:06:17 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Wed, May 11, 2016 at 08:09:25PM -0700, Marc Simpson wrote:
> On Wed, May 11, 2016 at 5:38 PM, Thomas Dickey <address@hidden> wrote:
> > We could add something that allows the meta characters to change (calling
> > it "extended" doesn't seem right for various reasons).  Perhaps something
> > like
> >
> >         :set meta-magic='<>'
> This would be great.
> Potential downside: such a string specification might cause headaches
> when sharing macros/procedures.  Thoughts?

I know it looks awkward, but

(a) vile supports EREs anyway (with some possible application differences
regarding which characters should be escaped), and
(b) I didn't see a nice keyword that would capture just the change to

Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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