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Re: regex edit mode

From: Marcin Borkowski
Subject: Re: regex edit mode
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:10:08 +0200

On 2014-09-30, at 18:55, Sam Halliday wrote:

> Hi all,
> It is sometimes confusing, when writing a regex in elisp, to remember all the 
> escaping rules that are in play.
> Does anybody on this list know of a minor mode that would allow the user to 
> edit regexes so that escaping is not necessary, but for the escaping to occur 
> "under the hood".
> Imagine being able to place the point over a string containing a regex (which 
> is using escapes) and then call an interactive function which makes the 
> escape characters go away and if special characters are entered, the escapes 
> are added automagically. When exiting the minor mode, the raw string with 
> escapes would appear again.

Not exactly what you have in mind, but do you know M-x re-builder?

> Sam


Marcin Borkowski
Adam Mickiewicz University

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