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Re: query-replace-regexp

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: query-replace-regexp
Date: 02 Oct 2001 09:33:58 -0400
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>>>>> "David" == David desJardins <address@hidden> writes:
> I don't find that claim very convincing.  Why wouldn't it be possible
> for the two-character sequence \ n to have a special meaning to
> query-replace-regexp, just as \ ) and \ 1 do?

No technical reason.  But that would mean creating a new quoting style,
i.e. adding a third style.  Maybe we could get rid of one of the other
two, to make it less painful, but I wouldn't hold my breath.


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