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Re: Emacs Lisp's future

From: Daniel Colascione
Subject: Re: Emacs Lisp's future
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:40:28 -0700
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On 09/17/2014 07:07 PM, Alexis wrote:
> i like this suggestion. i'm rather comfortable with Perl5 REs, and can
> find myself frustrated trying to create REs in ELisp. Having said that,
> the issue is not usually the syntax of ELisp REs per se (e.g. needing to
> escape things like capturing parentheses or the alternatives pipe); it's
> needing to escape various things /further/ because REs can only be
> specified in the form of a standard ELisp string. On several occasions
> i've ended up using a combination of pcre-to-elisp and re-builder to try
> to work out if the problem is too few backslashes, too many backslashes,
> or both.

That's why we have rx.

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