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Re: numeri

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: numeri
Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2008 20:05:18 +0200

> From: Andreas Schwab <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden
> Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2008 18:39:51 +0100
> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
> > Right, but why backslash?  Why not something like `digit-four'?
> I don't understand the question.  What is digit-four in this context?

I meant to ask why would it be worse idea to have

  (get-char-code-property ?4 'numeric-value)

return a symbol `digit-four' or `digit-4'.

But maybe the answer is because `\4' is ready for the Lisp reader,
while the alternatives are not.

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