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Re: modern regexes in emacs

From: Clément Pit-Claudel
Subject: Re: modern regexes in emacs
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:46:23 -0500
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On 15/02/2019 13.36, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
> I proposed to have a separate set of functions that will accept PCRE
> syntax.  That would allow everyone to have what they want: you to use
> the "classic" regexps, and those who want PCRE to have that.  Where's
> the problem with that?

I think that solution doesn't let you pass regexps using fancy PCRE features to 
existing code through defvars and defcustoms.  As a concrete example, sometimes 
assertions would be useful in regexps that define outlines, or in syntax 
highlighting, or in comment marker definitions. 


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