[erlang-questions] Strings as Lists

Masklinn <>
Tue Feb 19 08:26:02 CET 2008


On 19 Feb 2008, at 04:55 , Richard A. O'Keefe wrote:
> 	- would make life horrible for editors like Emacs
I don't see why, really. Emacs seems to do quite well with Python's 16  
string forms or so (single-quoted, double-quoted, triple single- 
quoted, triple double-quoted, and any of these can be prefixed by "r"  
for rawstrings, "u" for unicode strings, or both) or with Ruby's  
HEREDOCS (seems to have issues with PHP's, but ruby-mode shows it can  
handle these things)
>
> 	- would make things very confusing for people
Anything can make "things" very confusing for people, and frankly when  
I compare /regexps/ in Ruby or r"rawstrings" in Python (or  
@"rawstrings" in C#) to writing \\regular \\\\expressions\\ in \\\ 
\Java, the formers are *far less* confusing and *infinitely more*  
readable than the latter.

Your take on it is interesting/nice though.



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