Re: vim and regex construct [^...]
s. keeling on 21 May 2005:
> > [\n] matches \n as expected
> What does "\n" mean to you? Is it the newline character, or a literal
> "n" (sans shell interpretation)?
A newline character.
> > [^\n] matches \n ???
> > [^^M] doesn't match \n ???
> > OBS.: I got ^M typing Ctrl-V and <Enter>
> > The results look contradictory. vim's manual states that [^...] should
> > match \n. Therefore, both [^\n] and [^^M] should then match \n.
> > The manual also says that backslash sequences such as \n cannot be used
> > inside [...], but [\n] matches \n.
> That should tell you something. "n" == "n"; the "\" is ignored.
Perhaps I wasn't clear: [\n] matches a newline character.
Could this be a bug ?
OBS.: I was just studying 'Mastering Regular Expressions' and bumped
into an example to match make-like continuation lines.