Issue #212 resolved

When using substitution, allow & (ampersand) to refer to the matched pattern

Patrick Brinich-Langlois avatarPatrick Brinich-Langlois created an issue

In Vim, if you want to add something to a pattern (such as adding an "@" symbol at the beginning of a variable name to make it an instance variable in Ruby), you can do this:


The ampersand stands for the matched pattern, "foobar." I know that you can do this


but it requires more typing.

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  1. Frank Fischer

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    Am Tue, 23 Oct 2012 20:08:25 -0000 schrieb Patrick Brinich-Langlois

    I didn't know that a plain & can be used. Currently you can use \& (with a backslash) to achieve the desired behavior. So probably the meaning of & and \& are inverse, currently. But it should not be too difficult to fix.

  2. Frank Fischer

    Support vim style magic characters in patterns and replacements

    Magic characters are now transformed in a generic way to Emacs patterns/replacements. Whether a certain magic character requires a backslash is determined by the `evil-magic' customization variable.

    This fixes #212.

    → <<cset 94627aeaf6ae>>

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