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Re: [Scheme-reports] Formal Comment: Change syntax of symbols from |<symbol element>*| to #"<string element>*"
Making the two the same seems like a no-brainer to me. A parameterised contexts means that users have to learn two contexts which are different only for historical reasons.
On 7 May 2012, at 15:49, Alan Watson wrote:
>>>> The only difference is that \" is permitted within vertical lines:
>>>> (eq? |"| |\"|) => #t.
>> Simplicity and uniformity.
>> I have filed ticket #390 to allow \| in strings as well. That way, there
>> can be just one escaping/unescaping procedure for both strings and symbols.
> This seems to be an unnecessary change. There can be one procedure for both strings and symbols even if \" is not allowed in symbols and \| not allowed in strings; it just has to take the delimiter as an argument.
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