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Sebastian Egner <sebastian.egner@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes: > This exactly is my point: The example you gave is awkward because the > 'here identifiers' you use are multi-line. With one-liners I could > print the stuff like this: > > (define |+ps:foo+| (|+ps:baz+|)) So is it fair to say that you don't want "here symbols" but rather an alternative to | ... | for writing down identifiers? It still seems to me you're doing a simple kind of encoding, albeit a simple one. After all, you still need to choose a delimiter character (rather than a delimiter string as with here strings) that doesn't appear in the identifier. If that's the case, why is it a problem to simply let WRITE-on-a-string-port (as suggested by Matthew) figure out the quoting for you? -- Cheers =8-} Mike Friede, Völkerverständigung und überhaupt blabla