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Re: Escaping a string for substitute-command-keys

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Escaping a string for substitute-command-keys
Date: Thu, 03 Oct 2019 20:21:58 +0300

> Cc: address@hidden
> From: Clément Pit-Claudel <address@hidden>
> Date: Thu, 3 Oct 2019 12:46:50 -0400
> > If I understand what you are looking for, the answer is in the manual:
> > quote any character with \= (in a Lisp string, that's "\\=", of
> > course).  See the node "Keys in Documentation" in the ELisp manual.
> I saw that part in the manual, but I was looking for a function that would do 
> that.  Is there an easy way to tell what needs escaping, or should I just 
> escape all `, ', and \? (and if so, should we add a function that does that 
> to subr-x.el or somewhere similar?)

Is the problem only with quotes?  Or also with other characters?

I don't think we have a general solution, but yes, escaping every
character that makes trouble would be one way.

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