On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 07:22:18AM -0700, Larry Wall wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 11:04:03AM +0200, Helmut Wollmersdorfer wrote:
> > Std.pm allows e.g.
> > "\x[ 41 , 42 , 43 ]"
> > For convenience - especially with long charnames - it should be possible
> > to write
> > "\c[
> > SPACE, # blafasel
> > LATIN SMALL LETTER A, # some comment
> > COMBINING DOT BELOW, # thisandthat
> > ]"
> In any case, STD doesn't currently try to check the string in \c[...]
> for correctness. It just scans for the closing bracket. We will
> certainly need to refine this, and the suggested approach is certainly
> a possible outcome, if we decide it's sufficiently unambiguous.
FWIW, Rakudo and PGE now allow spaces inside the brackets, although they
don't understand the # ... comments yet.