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- Subject: Re: Feature proposal: \x## notation in strings
- From: Bertrand Mansion <lua@...>
- Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2009 14:37:41 +0100
On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 1:23 AM, Diego Nehab <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Also, as has been pointed out by others. If hexadecimal
>> characters are an oddity & code bloat, the less ubiquitous
>> "decimal character" escape is too and should be removed.
>> Decimal escape sequences are more an oddity than
>> hexadecimal ones.
> I think this is the strongest argument so far. I'd be happy
> if decimal escape sequences were replaced with hexadecimal
> ones. ÂMaybe in a future version.
This is also my opinion. Hex escape sequences feel more natural than
decimal ones (at least to programmers) :) It would be interesting to
know why decimal ones were chosen in the first place ?