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Re: Emacs regexp scan (Sep 29)

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Emacs regexp scan (Sep 29)
Date: Sat, 05 Oct 2019 11:16:04 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> In general, I'd rather we didn't flag valid constructs if we can, as
> doing that is an annoyance for programmers.  In particular, I find
> nothing wrong with "*.^", and I find "\\*.\\^" harder to read.

It's more error prone, e.g. if you later concat some prefix to the regexp.


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