Re: [PATCH v4] emacs: customizable names for search buffers

Subject: Re: [PATCH v4] emacs: customizable names for search buffers

Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2022 21:42:53 +0200

To: Jose A Ortega Ruiz,


From: Tomi Ollila

On Fri, Jan 14 2022, Jose A. Ortega Ruiz wrote:

> on second thought, i think we could perhaps just go for the simpler
> "%t", which would allow inserting the type anywhere, even in the middle
> of a word... i think a problem here is that "word" or "symbol" (which is
> what my suggestion used) constituent depend on the definition of what's
> a word or symbol in the active mode.
> although that would prevent fancy things like "%type: %t", but that's a
> bit of a corner case, don't you think?

Yes, simpler; the cases where is breaks are (probably?) seldom enough.

Also for reference,

(replace-regexp-in-string "\\_<%t\\_>" "repl" "foo-%t-bar") ;; does not work

(replace-regexp-in-string "\\_<%t\\_>" "repl" "foo %%%t bar") ;; neither...

(replace-regexp-in-string "\\_<%t\\_>" "repl" "foo %t bar") ;; worked, but...


> cheers,
> jao
> -- 
> The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher
> esteem those who think alike than those who think
> differently. -Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher (1844-1900)
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