msearch

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< If you find msearch useful for your own work I would be pleased to read about it. Just leave some note below.

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> See the [[http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/Comments_on_msearch|Talk Page]] for user comments about msearch.

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< * WONTFIX (I consider this as an essential feature for programming): Document word vs. symbol mode. Maybe just have "word mode", and if

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> * DONE (this can now be customized): Document word vs. symbol mode. Maybe just have "word mode", and if


Application area of MSearch

Highlight all matches of text dragged with the mouse in the current buffer.

Download: msearch.el.

A video capture of msearch in action: msearch.avi.

I use msearch for debugging of automatically generated source code. Usually, there are hundreds of variables and equations in such code. Msearch allows to swiftly change the search string only using the mouse. This makes it easier to trace back how a variable gets its current value through a sequence of equations and assignments.

See the Talk Page for user comments about msearch.


Bug reports / error correction

Peter made me aware of some bugs/misbehaviour of msearch: