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At Tue, 12 Jul 2005 12:03:28 +0200, Sebastian Egner wrote: > It struck me that the new lexical syntax for symbols is also just a 'here > string', > albeit with the fixed key "|". I don't understand. I think the new lexical syntax for quoted symbols is that of a normal quoted string, but with the start and end character as | instead of ". It's not at all like a here string, because escapes in the quote symbol work the same as in a quoted string. > 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? I'm having trouble imaging a use for "here symbols". Did you have something in particular in mind? Matthew