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here strings and symbols

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It struck me that the new lexical syntax for symbols is also just a 'here string',
albeit with the fixed key "|".

Wouldn't it make more sense to have two forms of 'here string,' one within
a line and one spanning several lines, and then having a modifier indicating
string or symbol?

Sebastian.