DIP 1026---Deprecate Context-Sensitive String Literals---Community Review Round 1

H. S. Teoh hsteoh at quickfur.ath.cx
Tue Dec 3 21:27:19 UTC 2019

On Tue, Dec 03, 2019 at 04:14:47PM -0500, Andrei Alexandrescu via Digitalmars-d wrote:
> On 12/3/19 4:04 PM, H. S. Teoh wrote:
> > I think you're imposing a needlessly literal(!) interpretation of
> > context-free grammars.
> I feared that would happen. When I drafted the initial answer, I had
> this text: "Subject to the way the grammar is defined across lexical
> tokens and higher-level constructs, yes, one could build a theoretical
> argument that heredocs are a context-dependent construct." Then I
> removed it to avoid divagating. Now, here we are.

Yes, sigh, I can see it already: this thread is going to be another of
those interminably-long debates and nitpicking over technicalities, and
at the end of it all, this DIP will fall by the wayside and we will have
accomplished nothing.


Ph.D. = Permanent head Damage

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