On 23/11/01 08:45 +0200, Oren Ben-Kiki wrote:
> Brian Ingerson wrote:
> > I'd like double quotes to be an implicit type for !text (minus the
> > surrounding quotes). This would not imply escaping. It would just
> > provide a human friendly method for defeating implicit typing in config
> > file scenarios.
> Actually we could easily allow escaping. Escaping the quote itself would not
> be required. The only tricky part would be that '\ ' would mean "nothing"...
> which isn't that bad I guess.
> How about we have two: "escaped" and 'not escaped'? This are not new node
> styles but simply two implicit transfer methods (I *love* the name transfer
> method - see how it fits perfectly here?).
> backslash n: '\n'
> line feed: "\n"
> this: "line\ 1\nline\
> is same as: ||
> line 3
> Anyone familiar with Perl or Shell would immediately recognize this idiom.