#520 list fromsymbol

feature
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2014-04-13
2014-02-02
Chris McCormick
No

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  • Anonymous
    2014-02-03

    Hi Chris -

    I'm right now wavering between the idea of having "list fromsymbol" (and yes,
    I'd want to add "tosymbol") and that of going with something more like
    what "text tolist" and "text fromlist" do, i.e., actually format an
    entire list as ascii with space delimiters between atoms, and escape commas/
    semisbackslashes.

    Then "text" itself would be able to spit out ascii lists that would
    correspond directly to how it saves to a file.

    That would open up other capabilities, in particular one someone needed
    recently: to be able to parse numbers that were being sent in ASCII over a
    serial line. But the downside would be that symbols containing d separator
    characters would need some kind of escaping.

    Perhaps both things are needed...?

     


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