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Re: re-search repeat by \{N\} not working. Bug?


From: Johan Bockgård
Subject: Re: re-search repeat by \{N\} not working. Bug?
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2005 12:00:50 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110004 (No Gnus v0.4) Emacs/21.2 (usg-unix-v)

Friedrich Laher <address@hidden> writes:

> "no new special characters will be defined in the future"

It is the construct "\{" that is special, not the character "{".

The manual says

    "The special characters are `.', `*', `+', `?', `[', `]', `^',
     `$', and `\'; no new special characters will be defined in the
     future. Any other character appearing in a regular expression is
     ordinary, unless a `\' precedes it."
               ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
-- 
Johan Bockgård


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