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Re: [Chicken-users] "raw" strings

From: Peter Bex
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] "raw" strings
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2008 18:22:50 +0200
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On Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 11:29:57PM +0900, Alex Shinn wrote:
> > We do have the regex-literals egg... Do you propose adding that to
> > core Chicken?
> I wasn't proposing adding anything :)
> If Chicken switches to irregex, then we can just use SREs
> and be rid of the ugliness of regex syntax forever.

OK, so why are we having this discussion? ;)

It would be sad to see a new feature like this added to Chicken
just to see the cause for its introduction disappear a few
weeks/months later.

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 and scientifically rewarding, but also because it can be an aesthetic
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