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Re: [Chicken-users] "raw" strings

From: Alex Shinn
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] "raw" strings
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2008 16:36:02 +0900
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Peter Bex <address@hidden> writes:

> On Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 09:07:59AM +0200, felix winkelmann wrote:
>> 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?

As a wild guess, regular expressions?  The syntax of regexps
is really horrible for any language which represents them as
plain strings.

On the other hand something like Gauche's #/.../ or Ruby's
#rx{...} for a regular expression literal would be even more
convenient, and potentially allow for the trailing imsx


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