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Re: evaluating numbers

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: evaluating numbers
Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 01:08:14 -0500

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  > We could just as easily enclose the name in quotes.

That might complicate Lisp mode parsing of Lisp code, if we give more
meanings to quotes.  For instance, if we want the \N syntax to be used
inside a string constant, using doublequotes for this would cause complicaions.
Using singlequotes would cause other complications.
Dr Richard Stallman
Founder, Free Software Foundation (https://gnu.org, https://fsf.org)
Internet Hall-of-Famer (https://internethalloffame.org)

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