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

Ron Garret ron at flownet.com
Wed Aug 26 08:27:34 PDT 2009

OK, that plus the ObjC @"foo" syntax is enough to justify sticking  
with #@"foo".  I'll figure out some other way to resolve my conflict  
(maybe try to adapt the package-sensitive readtable from XMLisp).


On Aug 26, 2009, at 4:01 AM, Tim Bradshaw wrote:

> 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.
> --tim
> 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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