On Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 9:02 PM, Alex Shinn <alexshinn@x> wrote:
Unfortunately, when the formal syntax differs from the prose,the formal syntax takes precedence. Whatever the WG intentionsmay have been, the community ratified a standard in which \|is not a predefined escape sequence in strings. Referring to oldballots was fine during the process, but now can only serve forhistorical interests and to dig up rationales.I don't have a strong feeling about this particular issue, but historically, I believe the rule has been that the prose takes precedence.
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