> Maybe there's a misunderstanding. What Noam suggested was just to > move the code which adjusts search_regs.start[i] and .end[i] to before > the call to replace_range.
Oh, right, that's also an option. It might suffer from another problem, which is that the match-data will be broken while the before-change-functions are run, so if there's a save-match-data there we're back to square one. Admittedly, before-change-functions is used less often, so it might be good enough. Stefan