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Re: Difference between syntax class `escape' and `charquote'

From: Richard M Stallman
Subject: Re: Difference between syntax class `escape' and `charquote'
Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2009 11:35:16 -0500

    >      [A character quote character] differs from an escape character in
    >      that only the character immediately following is ever affected.

I can explain what that text means.  It makes a distinction between
quoting _only_ the next character and introducing a longer sequence
such as `\150'.

I am not sure why I thought it was important to distinguish these two
cases.  It was a long time ago.  Maybe it was for the sake of some
further feature that was never implemented.

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