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Re: scm_i_print_symbol_name() in libguile/print.c ...

From: Wolfgang J Moeller
Subject: Re: scm_i_print_symbol_name() in libguile/print.c ...
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2011 15:08:51 +0200 (CEST)

On Mon, 11 Apr 2011, Andy Wingo wrote:

> > (*) Apparently, reading a "weird" symbol whose name contains "}#"
> >     isn't provided for.
> Also; irritating.  Relatedly it does not seem that Guile supports R6RS
> hex escapes in symbols.  I guess the right thing to do is to allow for
> R6RS hex escapes in symbols, and escape '}', along with anything that's
> not a printable character.

Having any sort of escapes mixed with #{ }# notation would be incompatible -
maybe you ought no longer generate #{ }# on output, but switch to R6RS escapes
throughout. Since there has been (in my understanding) no way to read symbols
containing "}#" so far, just keep the "transparent" treatment of those
guile-private brackets on input.

Best regards,

Wolfgang J. Moeller, Tel. +49 551 47361, wjm<AT>heenes.com
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