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Re: quote removal issues within character class


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: quote removal issues within character class
Date: Sat, 09 Nov 2019 17:14:53 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.3 (gnu/linux)

On Nov 09 2019, L A Walsh wrote:

> On 2019/11/09 04:49, Robert Elz wrote:
>> There's also
>>
>>      The special characters '.', '*', '[', and '\\'
>>      (<period>, <asterisk>, <left-square-bracket>, and <backslash>,
>>      respectively) shall lose their special meaning within a bracket
>>      expression.
>>   
> ----
> Is this really what the standard says, because '\\' is not a character, but
> 2 characters.  They could use "\\" but if a backslash is between single
> quotes, it loses its special meaning.

This is C notation, not shell notation.

Andreas.

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