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Re: The ". $" notation



Alan Manuel Gloria:
> Err mostly I was pointing out that this is actually an inconsistency -
> SUBLIST normally does not wrap a single datum after it in an extra
> layer of parens, while "." essentially removes an extra layer of
> parens.  So maybe ". $" notation isn't as good as I thought.

I'd be happy to get rid of it. It doesn't add any real capabilities to the notation,
and it's nice to have a warning-free grammar.

So... if someone *wants* ". $" notation, please speak up ASAP.
Otherwise, I'll just remove it soon.

But this expedition *did* end up pointing out a grammar problem, namely,
that we weren't supporting scomments after period.  So it was still worthwhile.

--- David A. Wheeler