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[bug #31680] R6RS string literal intraline whitespace removal

From: Mike Gran
Subject: [bug #31680] R6RS string literal intraline whitespace removal
Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2010 21:51:51 +0000
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Follow-up Comment #5, bug #31680 (project guile):

> I think the deal is that all (?) of the other escapes can be 
> dealt with via the equivalent of a `case' expression. This 
> one requires a property lookup. It's not as nice. 

> Also note the thread at 
> http://lists.r6rs.org/pipermail/r6rs-discuss/2010-November/006146.html. 

> Is there a use case for allowing intraline spaces before
> the newline? Disallowing that would eliminate a state
> in the parser. 

I don't think there is a valid use case for allowing that
initial intraline space.  If (according to the discussion
in the R6RS list) the intention was to work around broken
editors, those bugs should be fixed with the editors, and
not become workarounds enshrined in a language spec.


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