http://software-lab.de/doc/ref.html#symbol

"Control characters can be written with a preceding hat '^' character."

You probably want to escape it:

: (prinl "hello \^ world")
hello ^ world
-> "hello \^ world"

-Michel


On Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 8:47 PM, Chris Double <chris.dou...@double.co.nz>
wrote:

> What is the special magic that ^ does in strings? If I do the following:
>
>   (prinl "hello ^ world")
>
> Then only "hello " is printed. If I read using (read) a string
> containing '^' it is similarly truncated.
>
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