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[ Slippinrippindangfangrottenzargbargadingdong! I did it _again_! ] On Saturday, Oct 11, 2003, at 14:08 US/Eastern, bear wrote:
But I don't know if we really need this special form, since an ellipsis (or a sequence of them) can already be used to match an ellipsis (or a longer sequence of them). IOW, what would we use the special form for that we couldn't use an ellipsis for?
You've lost me here. Ellipsis is for matching a sequence; how can ellipsis match literal ellipsis? Are you talking about an arbitrarily nested number
of ellipses, i.e. to be matched with (::: ...), in which case we _still_ need :::?