[Openmcl-devel] Why not #"foo" for ns-strings?
tfb at tfeb.org
Wed Aug 26 07:01:10 EDT 2009
I'd much rather not have an implementation define #" for any purpose.
Clearly it's allowed to do that, but I think it's just too useful a
syntax to clobber if it can possibly not be clobbered.
On 26 Aug 2009, at 10:59, Gary Byers wrote:
> If there was a good
> reason to change back 6 or 7 years later, I think that it'd have to be
> "very good" ("strongly persusasive", "pretty compelling") to outweigh
> the real costs of making that change. Either #@"foo" or #"foo" could
> confict with user code that doesn't try to avoid such conflicts, the
> arguments in favor of #@ (whether I actually heard them or am just
> making them up ...) would be enough to make me lean toward using #@
> in a vacuum, and we aren't in a vacuum.
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