On Fri, 5 Jul 2002, Uwe Birkenhain wrote:
> Miguel Cruz schrieb ...
>> On Tue, 2 Jul 2002, Uwe Birkenhain wrote:
>>> A question - since english is not my first language - what do you mean
>>> with
>>>> It's not all that common to bury constants in strings
>>> Is something bad about it?
>> I think so. It would slow parsing down to a crawl and create a host of
>> ambiguities if every letter that ever appeared in a string had to be
>> compared against the list of defined constants (after all, you might
>> have a constant called 'a'). With normal variables, it only has to
>> worry about it when there's a $ before it or {} around it, which is
>> much simpler.
> you are right about that!
> But since you have to take the constant out of the string (with {} or ". .")
> it shouldn't be a problem to use constants.
> Correct?



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