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Re: multiline regex mode?


From: Dieter Wilhelm
Subject: Re: multiline regex mode?
Date: Sat, 25 Nov 2006 19:33:44 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Perry Smith <address@hidden> writes:

> On Nov 25, 2006, at 7:14 AM, Peter Dyballa wrote:
>
>           I think you can't use one regular expression for a variety of 
> nested "*balanced* brackets like { { } }".
>
> Correct.
>

....

>
> The easiest way to do a PDA in lisp is with recursive decent and a
> rather simple lisp function can call itself when it hits a second {
> and return when it hits a }.  When the last function returns, you
> have hit the matching } of the first {.
>
>
> All that aside, emacs has code written to balance parens, braces,
> brackets, etc.  You can look at forward-sexp as a starting point. 
> And, in the case of emacs, it is pretty flexible.  By specifying
> syntax tables, you can tell it what characters match each other. 
> Look at modify-syntax-entry for that piece of the puzzle.
>
>
>
> Hope this helps...
>

It does, thanks

-- 
    Best wishes

    H. Dieter Wilhelm
    Darmstadt, Germany




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