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Re: string-match bug?

From: Andreas Röhler
Subject: Re: string-match bug?
Date: Wed, 09 Dec 2009 18:33:05 +0100
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Juanma Barranquero wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 09:05, Andreas Röhler
> <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Nonetheless, returning NIL at the second question looks like a more useful 
>> result -
> Why?
>> because taking incertitude.
> Which incertitude? Matching the empty regexp against any string is
> always going to match.

But simply by convention, isn't it?


(string-match "" "a")


(string-match "" "")

different cases in some perspective?

The return value is censured being a position.
Second case is plausible, there is an empty string at pos 0.

First has no empty string at pos 0.
Result is logically not plausible for me - even if I'm well able to live 
with... :)

>     Juanma

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