I've never had a problem with distinguishing between 'foo' and "foo", even
as a newby.

But, my question is, when '' is deprecated, will that mean that 'foo' is a
syntax error?

Jim


On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 12:03 PM, José Valim <
jose.va...@plataformatec.com.br> wrote:

> Hello everyone,
>
> I have mentioned a couple times we would start a discussion for
> deprecating 'single quotes as char lists' from the language.
>
> The use of single quotes to specify something that looks like a string but
> isn't really a string is often a source confusion. This is specially
> frustrating given the expectation brought from other languages where double
> and single quoted strings can be used almost interchangeably.
>
> We already have a quite decent way of writing char lists, which is by
> using sigils: ~c"foo". For new developers, printing a char list as a
> ~c"foo" will likely give them better clues the type is not the same as
> "foo".
>
> Of course we should not drive decisions based purely on the getting
> started experience but I believe the sigil approach will be clearer for
> beginner and advanced programmers alike.
>
> The plan is not to deprecate them now but rather in the long term.
> Something like this:
>
> 1. Elixir v1.4 will inspect 'abc' as ~c"abc"
> 2. Elixir v1.6 will effectively deprecate 'abc'
> 3. Elixir v2.0 "who knows when" will remove single-quotes
>
> Thoughts?
>
> *José Valim*
> www.plataformatec.com.br
> Skype: jv.ptec
> Founder and Director of R&D
>
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