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Re: string-match bug?

From: Andreas Röhler
Subject: Re: string-match bug?
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2009 07:38:46 +0100
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Stefan Monnier wrote:
>> But simply by convention, isn't it?
> No: it's the most consistent behavior, i.e. a natural consequence of the
> usual rules obeyed by regular expressions.
>> Aren't
>>     (string-match "" "a")
>> and
>>     (string-match "" "")
>> different cases in some perspective?
> How 'bout
>      (string-match "b" "ba")
> vs
>      (string-match "b" "b")
> -- Stefan

OK, see the point. As said, I can perfectly live with the "0".

OTOH still remains the empty string a special case of match, which could be 
in it's quality difference.

BTW, lacking any practical case, where a change would pay, I don't suggest 


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