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bug#36354: 26.1; In re-builder the command `reb-copy' doesn't copy the r


From: leo
Subject: bug#36354: 26.1; In re-builder the command `reb-copy' doesn't copy the regex correctly in string mode, Recipe
Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2019 15:57:31 +1000
User-agent: Cyrus-JMAP/3.1.6-731-g19d3b16-fmstable-20190627v1

That 's why I filed the bug. 

You'd expect that the copy function adapts to the syntax mode the builder is in. 

On Tue, 9 Jul 2019, at 7:17 PM, Noam Postavsky wrote:
Lars Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden> writes:

> leo <address@hidden> writes:
>
>>
>> 1. Start `re-builder'.
>> 2. Build a regex in `re-builder'
>> 3. Switch via C-c TAB to "string" syntax .
>> 4. Copy the regex via `reb-copy'
>>
>> The result cannot be pasted in any regex replace prompt, but that is
>> exactly the place where string syntax is used.
>
> This seems like a deliberate feature:
>
> ;; (The compiled string form will be copied by `reb-copy')

I agree it seems to be a deliberate decision, but I'm not so sure it's a
good one.



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