backslashes within quotes

Evan Laforge qdunkan at
Fri Oct 5 22:40:21 CEST 2012

On Fri, Oct 5, 2012 at 1:21 PM, Henrik Nilsson
<Henrik.Nilsson at> wrote:
> No, it would often (or even usually) not be that much more work, but it
> is replacing a very simple and useful mechanism that has worked very
> well for two decades with something more complicated, somewhat less
> nice, breaking a not insignificant amount of code in the process, for
> not much gain as far as I can see.

Fair enough, works for me.

On Fri, Oct 5, 2012 at 1:01 PM, brandon s allbery kf8nh
<allbery.b at> wrote:
> There's a conflict between \SOA and \SO followed by A, which is resolved by
> making the latter \SO\&A.

Presumably you mean \SOH?  "\xe\x1" is unambiguous.

On Fri, Oct 5, 2012 at 1:34 PM, Edward Kmett <ekmett at> wrote:
> Implementing the string escapes falls to a small handful of us who write
> compilers or tools for working with Haskell, but the proposal seems to be to
> just randomly discard functionality that isn't particularly hard to
> implement or all that exotic by comparison with other languages.

Ok, good enough for me.  As I mentioned, it does cause bugs, at least
it did for me.  Admittedly only one though.

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