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Re: regexp/emacs selective replace


From: Joost Kremers
Subject: Re: regexp/emacs selective replace
Date: 25 Nov 2009 12:44:25 GMT
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harven wrote:
> Joost Kremers <address@hidden> writes:
>
>> note that {[^}]*} could also have been written as {.*?} (which IHMO is a bit
>> clearer and easier to read).
>
> strictly speaking {[^}]*} is not the same as {.*?}

when it comes to regexps, all that counts is "strictly speaking". ;-)

> The first will match
>
> {xxx
> } 
>
> because emacs regexp [^...] matches newline if it is not included in the
> brackets.

yup, true. forgot about that...


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Joost Kremers                                      address@hidden
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