Replace core language HexStrings with library entity

H. S. Teoh via Digitalmars-d digitalmars-d at
Tue Mar 17 12:49:48 PDT 2015

On Tue, Mar 17, 2015 at 07:47:05PM +0000, deadalnix via Digitalmars-d wrote:
> On Tuesday, 17 March 2015 at 14:14:59 UTC, Daniel Murphy wrote:
> >"Nick Treleaven"  wrote in message news:me98hl$2erf$1 at
> >
> >>They add complexity to tools such as ctags (written in C, the
> >>fishman fork supports D but not D-specific strings).
> >
> >Yes, but only a very little bit.  How much code could you delete from
> >a D lexer if they were removed?
> Not that much. But q{ string are a pain in the ass.

They are very useful for writing readable string mixins though. (Well,
string mixins themselves could also be construed to be a pain, so


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