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Re: Proposed grammar change: forbid lines with >1 n-expr that end with "."

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David A. Wheeler scripsit:

> Currently, in sweet-expressions, if a line has more than one neoteric-expression
> and the last expression is ".", the "." is interpreted as the symbol
> whose spelling is the single character ".".  E.G.:
> quote .
> => (quote |.|)
> I propose making this an error instead, to improve error detection.

Very much +1.  A misplaced single dot ought to be an error.

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