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Re: Raw strings (experimental patches inside)

From: Stephen J. Turnbull
Subject: Re: Raw strings (experimental patches inside)
Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2012 09:29:49 +0900

Dmitri Paduchikh writes:

 > I like the Lua way of solving this problem.

So write a Lua-macs.  This is not a good idea for mainline Emacs, for
backward compatibility reasons.

 > They use different characters for string and regexp escaping (\ and
 > % correspondingly).

Definitely % is inappropriate, since it's used for string formatting,
and I've seen many applications of regexps that use regexps built with
`format'.  Talk about huge opportunities for confusion!

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