Commit 6d29587b authored by Dave Love's avatar Dave Love

(Skipping Characters): Multibyte conversion and

char classes in skip-chars-forward.
parent b222e415
......@@ -745,6 +745,10 @@ of using its normal method.
characters. For example, they are often used to skip whitespace. For
related functions, see @ref{Motion and Syntax}.
These functions convert the set string to multibyte if the buffer is
multibyte, and they convert it to unibyte if the buffer is unibyte, as
the search functions do (@pxref{Searching and Matching}).
@defun skip-chars-forward character-set &optional limit
This function moves point in the current buffer forward, skipping over a
given set of characters. It examines the character following point,
......@@ -786,6 +790,15 @@ comes back" twice.
---------- Buffer: foo ----------
@end group
@end example
Note that char classes are not currently supported in
@var{character-set}; they will be treated as literals. Thus you
cannot use @code{"[:alpha:]"} instead of @code{"a-zA-Z"} to include
non-ASCII letters. A way to skip forward over all letters is:
@example
(re-search-forward "\\=[[:alpha:]]*" nil t)
@end example
@end defun
@defun skip-chars-backward character-set &optional limit
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