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Re: modern regexes in emacs

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: modern regexes in emacs
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2019 15:33:33 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1.92 (gnu/linux)

On Feb 26 2019, Lars Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden> wrote:

> Troy Hinckley <address@hidden> writes:
>> 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 usefulness.
> A regexp object read syntax is a possibility, but it's orthogonal to
> whether to have an object at all.

If you want to byte-compile a form that contains a regexp object, a
proper read syntax is required.

The object types without read syntax are rather ephemeral, unlikely to
occur in byte-compiled forms.


Andreas Schwab, SUSE Labs, address@hidden
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