Is this a bug?

Emile van Sebille emile at fenx.com
Sun May 13 01:43:57 CEST 2001


"Rainer Deyke" <root at rainerdeyke.com> wrote in message
news:_4iL6.68789$2U.30593449 at news2.rdc2.tx.home.com...
> "Costas Menico" <costas at meezon.com> wrote in message
> news:3afda52c.5731036 at News.CIS.DFN.DE...
> > Actually my dream r-architecture is quite simple. Take anything that
> > starts and ends with two quotes to be the literal sring.
> >
> > x=''abcdef'''  -> abcdef'
> > x=''abc'xyz''  -> abc'xyz
> > x=''abc\'xyz'' -> abc\'xyz
> >
> > We already have one quote and three quotes. May as well use two
> > quotes. Actually the r should also allow selection of the delimiters.
>
> This interferes with the very common empty string ('').  Six quotes are
> unused, however.
>

I dunno... how about double back tics?  ;-)

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Emile van Sebille
emile at fenx.com

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