make-regexp in ESS

A.J. Rossini rossini at
Thu Jul 25 15:19:18 CEST 2002

>>>>> "frederik" == Frederik Fouvry <fouvry at CoLi.Uni-SB.DE> writes:

    frederik> I noticed you were using make-regexp in ESS.  Any reason why
    frederik> you're not using regexp-opt, which is distributed with Emacs (for
    frederik> quite some time now)?  It creates better regexps if you're
    frederik> wondering about differences (e.g. [ab]? instead of \(\|a\|b\),
    frederik> which gives wrong results).

You mean, besides the fact that we've not touched that part in a while
(since around Emacs20 or so)?

It's a great suggestion, and patches would be quite welcome!  (it
probably isn't as high on the priority list as a bunch of other
things, including ecb integration (i.e. semantic'ising S/R and SAS). 

Could you file a wishlist bug report on the ESS site at  


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