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Re: Docstring hack

From: Po Lu
Subject: Re: Docstring hack
Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 21:32:27 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.91 (gnu/linux)

Lynn Winebarger <owinebar@gmail.com> writes:

> I'm not that familiar with lisp implementations - isn't Emacs's
> treatment of a leading escaped literal newline already completely
> different?  Is there a typical use of #" as a reader macro?

All other Lisps I know of use a regular string as a doc string, without
any special read syntax.

There is no special treatment of an escaped newline either -- AFAIK we
only apply that upon dumping, which is not a feature that is supposed to
be visible to user-level Lisp code.

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