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Re: modern regexes in emacs

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: modern regexes in emacs
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:18:12 +0200

> From: Philippe Vaucher <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:42:43 +0100
> Cc: emacs-devel <address@hidden>, Jay Kamat <address@hidden>,
>       Elias Mårtenson <address@hidden>,
>       "Perry E. Metzger" <address@hidden>
> I think the purpose of this thread is to ask for emacs to support PCRE 
> regexpes in commands like
> `query-replace-regexp`.
> Would this even be possible? I can imagine a whole lot of packages breaking 
> if the regexp syntax changed,
> and changing it just for the user input in interactive functions looks a bit 
> sketchy.

It should be possible if we introduce new functions for PCRE, or if we
mark PCRE regexps in some special way, like put a special text
property on the string.

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