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Re: Possible misleading example in `Incremental Search' Info node


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Possible misleading example in `Incremental Search' Info node
Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2016 18:01:59 +0300

> Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2016 07:21:06 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Drew Adams <address@hidden>
> 
> > I was reading the _Incremental_Search_ Info node in the Emacs manual.
> > In "15.1.4 Special Input for Incremental Search", found via
> > 
> >     (info "(emacs)Special Isearch")
> > 
> > the second paragraph discusses "lax space matching", and its second and
> > third sentences read as follows in my version of Emacs:
> > 
> >     Hence, 'foo bar' matches 'foo bar', 'foo bar', 'foo bar', and so on
> >     (but not 'foobar').  More precisely, Emacs matches each sequence of
> >     space characters in the search string to a regular expression
> >     specified by the variable 'search-whitespace-regexp'.
> > 
> > From my understanding of that full paragraph, the following illustrates
> > the default behaviour.  Suppose that we have the text
> > 
> > foobar
> > foo bar
> > foo  bar
> > foo   bar
> 
> Good catch.  I've reported that regression (using `M-x report-emacs-bug')
> as bug #24151.
> 
> http://debbugs.gnu.org/cgi/bugreport.cgi?bug=24151

This was already reported some time ago and is fixed in the 25.1
release candidate.



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