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Re: gratuitous changes

From: Luc Teirlinck
Subject: Re: gratuitous changes
Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2003 22:24:35 -0600 (CST)

Kim Storm wrote:

   AFAIK, there is no difference between "?\ " and "? ".

No, but the Elisp manual says:

    Also add a backslash before whitespace characters such as space,
    tab, newline and formfeed.  However, it is cleaner to use one of
    the easily readable escape sequences, such as `\t', instead of an
    actual whitespace character such as a tab.

The last sentence might provide some further argument for ?\_, which I
still believe to be clearer than ?\s, because the latter could provide
human confusion with ?\s-, even though there might be no syntactic



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