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bug#10885: Replace expressions: enhance functionality when searching in


From: Dani Moncayo
Subject: bug#10885: Replace expressions: enhance functionality when searching in filled paragraphs
Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2012 09:59:07 +0100

On Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 01:41, Juri Linkov <address@hidden> wrote:
>> The doc and manual would need updating; since at present
>> search-whitespace-regexp is only documented to affect incremental
>> searches.
>
> There is one problem of using `search-whitespace-regexp'
> in `query-replace-regexp'.
>
> When the user doesn't want `SPC' to match any sequence of whitespace
> characters in regexp isearch `C-M-s', it it possible to type `C-q SPC'.
>
> But how to do the same in `query-replace-regexp'?
>
> `C-M-% replace C-q SPC this' doesn't quote SPC as a literal character.

FWIW: the isearch commands have this problem too, when editing the
search string from the minibuffer.

For example: C-M-s replace this M-e M-b DEL C-q SPC RET
--> The new search string doesn't have the intended quoted space.

-- 
Dani Moncayo





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