[r6rs-discuss] strange escape sequence in string literals
wingo at pobox.com
Thu Nov 18 13:54:05 EST 2010
In section 4.2.7, the R6RS specifies a very strange escape sequence in
where the definition of <intraline-whitespace> is
<character tabulation> | <any character whose category is Zs>
<character tabulation> is just TAB. Zs is the space separator category.
What is this for? If it is for multiline indented strings, it seems to
be missing a + in the spec; otherwise it just specifies one whitespace
char, one line ending, and one whitespace char.
It looks terrible, frankly, and I am not inclined to merge a patch to
But if there is a good reason, I could revisit this choice.
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