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Re: [Scheme-reports] Symbol escapes - clarification
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On 01/10/2012 11:10 AM, Peter Bex wrote:
> Actually, I think (define |.| 123) (+ |.| 456) is correct. Why would define
> be treated differently (and the reader doesn't know it's a define, either).
I do, too, but I think it's a little unclear in the report as it stands,
due to wording that doesn't adequately distinguish between written
notations of symbols and the actual characters that comprise them.
Relatedly, having just read string->symbol and symbol->string, is it
clear whether the strings should contain the escaped version of the
symbols, or directly be the sequence of characters that make up the
symbol after escaping? I think it should be the latter. It talks of the
string as the *name* of the symbol, but browsing around the text doesn't
make it immediately apparent to me what the relationship between a
symbol, its name, and its written representation are.
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