Re: [dev] quirks with sam's structured regexps

From: Raphaël Proust <>
Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2016 16:39:23 +0000

On 1 March 2016 at 12:43, Greg Reagle <> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 01, 2016 at 07:59:41AM +0000, Raphaël Proust wrote:
>> On 28 February 2016 at 17:20, Greg Reagle <> wrote:
> That's interesting. It's funny that sam does a better job since acme is a
> successor to sam. I wonder if/how they share code.

I don't know if they do. The man page for acme references sam directly
(and basically tells the reader to check out sam's man page):

          Edit Treat the argument as a text editing command in the
               style of sam(1). The full Sam language is implemented
               except for the commands k, n, q, and !. The = command
               is slightly different: it includes the file name and
               gives only the line address unless the command is
               explicitly =#. The `current window' for the command is
               the body of the window in which the Edit command is
               executed. Usually the Edit command would be typed in a
               tag; longer commands may be prepared in a scratch win-
               dow and executed, with Edit itself in the current win-
               dow, using the 2-1 chord described below.
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