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Re: [StrongED] Re: S & R query

In message <ab3d5fba56.harriet@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
          Harriet Bazley <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On 11 Jan 2018 as I do recall,
>           Richard Torrens (lists) wrote:
> > In article <29a4bab856.Alan.Adams@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
> >    Alan Adams <alan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > I think it would be useful to have a "getting started" page for
> > > Advanced S&R. (In index2.html there is a line for Advanced search and
> > > replace, but it isn't a link.)
> >
> > http://diy.Torrens.org/RO/StrongED/man/search_adv.html
> >
> > Hopefully that introduces it in a readable way. Without queries about how
> > well/badly I have worded and ordered things I will never know!
> I don't understand the 'bracketed blocks of text' section - how is this
> distinguished from the previously described uses of braces and round
> brackets for a very different purpose?

Block shorthands are escaped with '\' to distinguish them from their
regular forms which have a different meaning, so it's \( and \{.

Richard is working from the text extracted from the StrongED manual
using Chris Morison's tools. For some reason it exported the '\\\{'
from the manual as '{' rather than '\{'.


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