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Re: Regexps and strings once again

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Regexps and strings once again
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:56:38 -0400
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> If we want to do a more string-ey syntax, but not require wrapping it in
> (regexp ...), then we could have something like:
> #r"This is (not )?a Perl regexp"

The difference between #r"REGEXP" and (SYMBOL REGEXP) is enormous in
terms of tool support.  So if you don't like (regexp "foo"), I'd
recommend you try a shorter symbol first.


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