On Fri, Dec 21, 2007 at 08:59:02AM -0500, Mark J. Reed wrote: : The single-quoted string literal has become such a habit that I frequently : make mistakes in other C-like languages that use the two types of quotation : marks to make the character/string distinction.
Yeah, it might be my C background that biases me the other way too. I guess when I'm reading someone else's double-quoted string I don't really feel like I need to check whether it interpolates; it just "chunks" into a psychological unit that *could* interpolate if it wants to, and I note any obvious literal text and go on from there. I don't feel compelled to analyze the string in depth unless I need to. For someone who is somewhere on the autistic spectrum, I'm pretty good at ignoring details. I understand others may not be so lucky. :) Larry