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Re: [PATCH] Interpret #r"..." as a raw string

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Interpret #r"..." as a raw string
Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 09:00:52 +0200

> From: Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org>
> Cc: monnier@iro.umontreal.ca, db48x@db48x.net, eliz@gnu.org,
>       conao3@gmail.com, emacs-devel@gnu.org
> Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2021 00:53:55 -0500
> In Lisp, what you put in the program _is_ a string.  What you write
> in the textual code is not a "literal", it is the textual representation
> of the string to put in the program.

What is the difference between "literal string" and "textual
representation of a string"?  I don't think I understand the
difference from what you wrote.

> I just saw that the term "literal" appears occasionally in the Emacs
> Lisp Ref Manual.  Would someone like to rewrite those parts so that they
> fit the concepts of Lisp batter?

To rewrite those parts, one needs to understand what's wrong with them
and how to express that better.  For example, we also say "literal
characters" in a few places -- is that wrong as well, and if so, how?

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