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Re: Trouble with regexp


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Trouble with regexp
Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 18:31:37 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

TheLonelyStar <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi,
>
> I some trouble with regular expression. I thought, the regexp "\(foo\|bar\)"
> should match either foo and bar.
> But  if I have a buffer with "foo" in it, the regexp build does not match it
> with that :(.

It does here.  You are probably not doing the right quoting.  Please
remember that the Lisp string syntax requires quoting of quote marks and
backslashes on _top_ of what quoting your regexps will need.

So please post the actual code that fails instead of talking about it.

-- 
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum


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