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Re: ?\_ patch

From: Damien Elmes
Subject: Re: ?\_ patch
Date: Sat, 08 Feb 2003 02:13:49 +1100
User-agent: Gnus/5.090008 (Oort Gnus v0.08) Emacs/21.3.50 (i686-pc-linux-gnu)

address@hidden (Kim F. Storm) writes:

> The Lisp manual doesn't refer to C syntax to explain e.g. ?\t.
> So to me, \s and \t are equally self-explanatory.

I agree. I also think that the more verbose you make the "proper" way to go
about it, the more likely people are going to be lazy and just use "? ". Why
introduce a whole new #\ syntax when ?foo is currently widely used to
represent characters?

Damien Elmes

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