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- Subject: Re: Special characters in patterns: what about \?
- From: Philippe Lhoste <PhiLho@...>
- Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2007 10:42:20 +0200
On 27/06/2007 18:17, Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo wrote:
Or just use literal strings, they are great for such use (and for
You mean "long strings", which are a form of literal strings. The other is
"short string", which are quoted with "..." or '...'.
Ah, I always used 'literal string' as synonymous of 'long strings',
because they always take 'literally' everything you put inside, without
trying to convert escape sequences or whatnot.
If the usage of this expression is incorrect, I should try and avoid its
The expression is used in the Lua lexer of Scintilla, which is the
probable source of my confusion. Indeed, I see in the manual:
"Literal strings can be delimited by matching single or double quotes"
I suppose it means strings given explicitly in the script, as opposed to
OK, so now there will be "long strings" only for such construct.
Thanks for pointing out my incorrect usage. I will suggest and correct
related Lua stuff in Scintilla. (Along with the correction of the bug of
not highlighting a keyword if it ends the file, which has been recently
raised again in the Scintilla list.)
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