Re: updated srfi-109 - cleaning up discussion items Per Bothner 26 Feb 2013 08:12 UTC

On 02/25/2013 08:14 PM, John Cowan wrote:
> Per Bothner scripsit:
>> I.e. "&" followed by a single character followed by ";"
>> is equivalent to that literal character.  Is this convenient
>> enough to make up for adding yet more weird syntax?
>
> No.

It occurs to me that the only regular "printable" characters
it would be useful to escape this way are '{', '}', and '&'.
Since we allow unescaped '{' and '}' as long as they are properly
balanced, these would rarely need to be escaped.

However, '&' remains.  We can support this one
by the traditional mechanism of doubling:

&{Smith && Wesson}  ==> "Smith & Wesson"

as well as:

&{Smith & Wesson}
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