Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#214 closed defect (wontfix)

string/symbol escape sequence confusing

Reported by: alexshinn Owned by: alexshinn
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: WG1 - Reader Syntax Keywords:
Cc:

Description

From Felix Winkelmann:

Using "\xX...;" as escape sequence is suboptimal, as it confuses
syntax highlighters. I also have no knowledge of any precedent
of this syntax. Also: how is this sequence handled inside "|...|"?

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by aag

From Per Bothner:

For example, with respect to: http://trac.sacrideo.us/wg/ticket/214 says:

Using "\xX...;" as escape sequence is suboptimal, as it confuses
syntax highlighters. I also have no knowledge of any precedent
of this syntax. Also: how is this sequence handled inside "|...|"?

My comment would be:

The precedent is R6RS.
Existing implementations, including Kawa, implement this syntax.
A change in this would be pointless churn - no action is needed.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by cowan

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

WG1 rejected this proposal.

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