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Re: Raw string literals in Emacs lisp.

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Raw string literals in Emacs lisp.
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:28:39 -0400

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    If it can be parsed forwards it can be parsed backwards,

Perhaps you mean it is possible in some theoretical sense.
That's not the issue here.  The Emacs sexp-scanning functions
scan backwards in a simple way, and the syntax has to be
suitable for them to handle.

                                                             although it might
    not be immediately possible to do so.

We need the backward scanning to work when the syntax is installed.

Dr Richard Stallman
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