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Re: modern regexes in emacs

From: Troy Hinckley
Subject: Re: modern regexes in emacs
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2019 06:24:21 -0700

I don’t think you could have a regexp object without a read syntax. Reading a 
regexp is such a common operation, where as reading a frame has limited 

- Troy Hinckley

> On Feb 26, 2019, at 5:39 AM, Lars Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden> wrote:
> Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:
>> If we add a regexp type, we would need to add several primitive
>> functions.  I estimate it would make the Emacs Lisp reference Manual
>> 10 pages longer.  We would need a read syntax for them too.
> We don't need a read syntax for all new objects.  For instance, we have
> no read syntax for
> (window-frame) -> #<frame emacs 0x562a456cefb0>
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