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Re: Does replace-match needs a literal TO-STRING?


From: Thorsten Jolitz
Subject: Re: Does replace-match needs a literal TO-STRING?
Date: Tue, 09 Sep 2014 23:26:56 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

Thorsten Jolitz <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi List, 
>
> I try to use 
>   
> #+BEGIN_SRC emacs-lisp
> (when (search-forward FROM-STRING nil t)
>     (replace-match TO-STRING nil t))
> #+END_SRC
>
> in a temp-buffer, and it works when TO-STRING is literal like "foo", but
> not when its a function that builds and then returns the string "foo". 
>
> Is that a known restriction or am I doing something wrong?

Ok, got it, I have to save-match-data before calling the string building
function (that might regexp search itself), then it works. 
Sorry for the noise.

-- 
cheers,
Thorsten




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