Emacs Lisp Toothpick Syndrome

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

Emacs Regex Affair

spent good part of the past 2 days on this.

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emacs regex affair
hideousness elisp regex 2018-07-25 38b6e
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emacs backslash 2016-02-03
5 backslashes
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6 backslashes
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10 backslashes. replace-match-maybe-edit in emacs/27.1/lisp/replace.el
emacs lisp toothpick syndrome emacs 24.5 reftex-vars.el
17 backslashes. From emacs-24.5/lisp/textmodes/reftex-vars.el , 2016-02-03. To see it, Alt+x reftex-mode, then describe-variable on reftex-label-alist, jump to source.

For explanation of the above one, see [backslashitis By wasamasa. At http://emacshorrors.com/posts/backslashitis.html , accessed on 2016-02-03 ]

thanks to reddit discussion. https://www.reddit.com/r/emacs/comments/43zov2/todays_xkcd_reminds_me_of_emacs_lisp_regexes/

For explanation of backslash in elisp regex, see Elisp: Regex Tutorial

See also: Problems of Symbol Congestion in Computer Languages; ASCII Jam vs Unicode

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