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bug#16546: C-s vs. whitespace highlighting


From: Bastien
Subject: bug#16546: C-s vs. whitespace highlighting
Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2014 23:32:03 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Hi Nicolas,

Nicolas Richard <address@hidden> writes:

> Bastien <address@hidden> writes:
>> I think the default is good because the need to match "a  word" with
>> "C-s a word" is more likely than the need not to match "a word" with
>> "C-s a  word".
>
> When I specifically add two spaces to my search string, it usually means
> that, at that point, I want at least two spaces. If I compare to the
> similar feature of case folding, that one is deactivated when there is
> an explicit capital letter in the search string. OTOH, the cases where I
> actually want to match multiple spaces are rare enough.

Yes, good idea.  I also think search for two whitespace chars in a row
should temporary toggle `search-whitespace-regexp' to nil.

-- 
 Bastien





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