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

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Interpret #r"..." as a raw string
Date: Sun, 07 Mar 2021 01:08:07 -0500

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  > So it is okay to talk about a "string constant" or a "constant string"
  > instead of "string literal"?  And likewise with "literal vectors"?

We can use the expression "constant string" to mean is a string that
is part of the code and stands for itself.  A constant object can have
any data type that has a read syntax, perhaps with the help of quote.
With the help of a macro, it can have any type.

But there is no distinction between "constant" and "variable", and
what the code actually contains is a string.  A "constant string"
is simply a string contained in the code.

  > We generally treat these as equivalent terms.  Here's an example:

  >     When similar constants occur as parts of a program, the Lisp
  >   interpreter might save time or space by reusing existing constants or
  >   their components.

In another message, I fixed up thnat text.

Dr Richard Stallman
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Founder, Free Software Foundation (https://fsf.org)
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