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Re: Emacs regexp problem

From: Joel J. Adamson
Subject: Re: Emacs regexp problem
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 14:20:24 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

"" <> writes:


> func(param) should be converted to func('param')
> I use the following command:
> M-x replace-regexp [enter] get\((.*)\) [enter] get('\1')) [enter]
> and the result is func(param) is converted to func('(param)')
> Why are those extra parentheses appearing in there

They're your parentheses: in emacs \(...\) makes groups, rather than
(...), so your second un-escaped set of parentheses is getting matched
and ending up in the replacement ('\1').

> ; is this an error on emacs' part?

Not really ;)


Joel J. Adamson
Pediatric Psychopharmacology Research Unit
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA  02114
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(303) 880-3109

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