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- Subject: Re: Typo in the manual?
- From: mniip <mniip@...>
- Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2013 23:50:19 +0400
On 11/04/13 23:45, Pierre-Yves Gérardy wrote:
> In the section about patterns, the following line puzzles me:
>> The interaction between ranges and classes is not defined. Therefore, patterns like [%a-z] or [a-%%] have no meaning.
> In the second pattern, '%%' is actually the escape sequence for %, not
> a character set. "[a-%%]" is an empty set, because 'a' > '%', but
> nevertheless, it looks out of place in that sentence.
> That line is present in the manual since at least v5.0, which leads me
> to think that I may be missing something...
> What gives?
> -- Pierre-Yves
If you look into the source, when you write %+ you actually create a
character class consisting of a single character, '+', same with %%
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