> From: Andy Ross

> Perl and Python get away without having character constants at all.
> They do string indexing by making substrings at runtime.  But
> substrings are garbage-collected, which makes them a little expensive.
> I don't want to thrash the heap just to iterate through a single
> string (the lack of the ability to do this really annoys me in perl).
> So basically, I can't just emulate C, perl or python here, I need to
> "invent" a new syntax.

You could perhaps extend the w3 named entity syntax which uses & as left 
delimiter and 
; as right.  So that &A; would equal &#65;  

But maybe the ; would be a parsing headache...

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