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Re: [Scheme-reports] Formal Comment: Change syntax of symbols from |<symbol element>*| to #"<string element>*"

Alan Watson scripsit:

> > The only difference is that \" is permitted within vertical lines:
> > (eq? |"| |\"|) => #t.
> Why?

Simplicity and uniformity.

I have filed ticket #390 to allow \| in strings as well.  That way, there
can be just one escaping/unescaping procedure for both strings and symbols.

John Cowan   <cowan@x>   http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
One time I called in to the central system and started working on a big
thick 'sed' and 'awk' heavy duty data bashing script.  One of the geologists
came by, looked over my shoulder and said 'Oh, that happens to me too.
Try hanging up and phoning in again.'  --Beverly Erlebacher

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