Re: Ellipsis in the _pattern_ Taylor Campbell 11 Oct 2003 18:32 UTC
[ Slippinrippindangfangrottenzargbargadingdong! I did it _again_! ] On Saturday, Oct 11, 2003, at 14:08 US/Eastern, bear wrote: > But I don't know if we really need this special form, since an > ellipsis (or a sequence of them) can already be used to match > an ellipsis (or a longer sequence of them). IOW, what would we > use the special form for that we couldn't use an ellipsis for? You've lost me here. Ellipsis is for matching a sequence; how can ellipsis match literal ellipsis? Are you talking about an arbitrarily nested number of ellipses, i.e. to be matched with (::: ...), in which case we _still_ need :::?