Emacs makes assumptions about what constitutes an adequate match for a search. In particular, AFAICT, it disregards whitespace differences, as well as differences in case.
During an incremental search, it is possible to toggle these settings. For example,
M-s SPC toggles whitespace matching.
But is there something I can put in my
.emacs file such that the default initial settings are the strict ones? (I.e. search for the exact string I have typed in the minibuffer.)
Just to be clear, I still want to be able to toggle these settings. (In fact, my preference would be to selectively adjust these settings for the duration of a search, rather than turning them on or off for the remainder of the session.)