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Re: trivial regexp problem

From: Barry Margolin
Subject: Re: trivial regexp problem
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2013 11:44:51 -0500
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In article <>,
 Luca Ferrari <> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I need a little hint on a regexp that is not working within lookig-at:
> I want to recognize any label of the form "label:" so I tested the
> following against re-search-forward "^[ \t]*.*:" and it works.
> However, the same into a looking-at call is not working, so how can I
> find the following regexp?

What's the purpose of [ \t]* at the beginning of the regexp? Since it's 
immediately followed by .*, which matches anything, the regexp will 
match whether or not the line begins with whitespace.

Barry Margolin,
Arlington, MA
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