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Re: error in replace-match: "args out of range"

From: ken
Subject: Re: error in replace-match: "args out of range"
Date: Sun, 27 Mar 2011 14:25:39 -0400
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On 03/27/2011 08:02 AM ken wrote:
> replace-match works fine in a couple instances in one function, but this
> instance (in the same function) it doesn-- 't.  I get the error msg below
> about the arguments being out of range.  I'm guessing the problem is
> with the 4th arg, the one beginning: #("<a ... yes?  There's a lot of
> "(fontified ..." cruft in it... is that confusing replace-match...?  Or
> might I have just the totally wrong type arg there?
> Debugger entered--Lisp error: (args-out-of-range -1 -1)
>   replace-match("Text for Heading" t nil #("<a
> name=\"Testing-TOC-Header\"></a>" 0 1 (fontified t face
> font-lock-function-name-face) 1 2 (fontified t face html-tag-face) 2 3
> (fontified t) 3 8 (fontified t face font-lock-variable-name-face) 8 9
> (fontified t face font-lock-string-face) 9 27 (fontified t face
> font-lock-string-face) 27 28 (fontified t face font-lock-string-face) 28
> 29 (fontified t face font-lock-function-name-face) 29 30 (fontified t
> face font-lock-function-name-face) 30 32 (fontified t face
> html-tag-face) 32 33 (fontified t face font-lock-function-name-face)) 4)
>   eval((replace-match head-text-nested t nil head-text 4))

Still groping for a resolution....   Here's something that might be

The immediately preceding re-search-forward was successful.  However,
the subexpression which matched (#4) is a null string, i.e., "".  So the
question: Will replace-match replace an empty string with specified
text...? in effect *inserting* text at the location of the specified
(albeit nil) subexpression?

Anything is easy if you know how to do it.

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