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bug#36496: [PATCH] Describe the rx notation in the lisp manual

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: bug#36496: [PATCH] Describe the rx notation in the lisp manual
Date: Sat, 06 Jul 2019 19:59:47 -0400

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  > > In the past, various practical factors have made rx somewhat inconvenient,
  > > and that prevented rx from competing with the regexp syntax.
  > > Recently we have made some improvements in rx; are they enough to
  > > make rx a real competitor for regexps?

  > I cannot answer the question without knowing which practical factors
  > made rx inconvenient in the past.  Where can one find this
  > information?

I don't know.  I think people discussed it in the
past -- perhaps on emacs-devel.  I don't remember details.

What's clear is that rx didn't replace regexp syntax in the past.
There had to be reasons.

Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation (https://gnu.org, https://fsf.org)
Internet Hall-of-Famer (https://internethalloffame.org)

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