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Re: [Chicken-users] "raw" strings

From: Peter Bex
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] "raw" strings
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2008 09:16:45 +0200
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On Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 09:07:59AM +0200, felix winkelmann wrote:
> Hello!
> Since escaping backslashes inside string literals can get tedious,
> I wondered wether a non-escaping string-syntax might be handy.
> Something like:
>   #" ... "           (doesn't treat backslashes special, with the
> exception of \")
> Any alternative suggestions?

Don't we already have that, as the heredoc syntax?

Could you give an example in which you need this?

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