Theiling Online    Sitemap    Conlang Mailing List HQ   

TECH: scheme compiler (was Re: *mumble* *grumble* sound changes *mutter*)

From:Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
Date:Friday, April 28, 2006, 15:50
On 4/28/06, Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...> wrote:
> Add to that that ^ and @ have to be escaped > as \^ and \@, so you get r\^\@, and r\^\@: for the long!
Is this because text is interpolated directly into a Perl regular expression? Is this a feature -- letting you use Perl regular expression metacharacters if you know them -- or a bug? I would have thought that the source file would use its own language, and either quotemeta() the input or -- equivalently -- wrap it in /\Q ... \E/ so that regex metacharacters are escaped for you. Cheers, -- Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>


Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>