[Openmcl-devel] Why not #"foo" for ns-strings?

Tim Bradshaw tfb at tfeb.org
Wed Aug 26 04:01:10 PDT 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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