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Re: Trouble with regexp

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: Trouble with regexp
Date: 22 May 2008 18:47:44 +0200
Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 18:47:44 +0200 (CEST)

Hi, TLS!

On Thu, 22 May 2008, TheLonelyStar wrote:


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 :(.

Are you sure your regexp is what you think it is? If you are typing it into an elisp program, you need to write:


. If you've done C-M-s and are typing into the minibuffer, you don't double the quotes.


Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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