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Re: [bug-gawk] PROCINFO["identifiers"], a bug

From: Wolfgang Laun
Subject: Re: [bug-gawk] PROCINFO["identifiers"], a bug
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2018 06:47:21 +0200

On 29 August 2018 at 00:17, Petr Slansky <address@hidden> wrote:

BTW, note how error is reported, there are two different appostrofes (` & '), it looks like other, cosmetic, bug.

Using the grave accent ("backtick", U+0060) and the apostrophe (U+0027) as opening and closing quotes has a long tradition in programming, resulting from the lack of anything better in the US ASCII code and influenced by the desire to use something that doesn't require escaping between the string delimiter quotation marks (U+0022). It does look ugly - at least to me - and has certain drawbacks, but we'll have to live with it.

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