On Feb 14, 2018, at 1:43 PM, Alex Buckley <alex.buck...@oracle.com> wrote:
> 
> Strictly speaking, the semantic rule is unnecessary because InputCharacter is 
> DEFINED to exclude the CR and LF line terminators! But the semantic rule 
> makes the intent very very clear. Writing rules in this form also prevents 
> the spec from becoming a soup of statements that are more than just 
> observations but less than full-throated assertions.

That makes sense.

> Anyway, the draft was very useful, thanks!

Glad to hear it!

— John

P.S. I posted another version that takes a slightly different
tack on the restriction of "cannot begin with a backquote".
It basically lifts the whole design of Markdown code quotes.

http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~jrose/jls/raw-string-pages-v5.pdf 
<http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~jrose/jls/raw-string-pages-v5.pdf>



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