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- Subject: Re: Using a single quote (') character as a suffix operator in MetaLua
- From: HyperHacker <hyperhacker@...>
- Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2011 23:08:26 -0600
On Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 06:32, Fabien <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 2:19 PM, Jaco van der Merwe <email@example.com>
>> Thank you Fabien, that solves my problem.
>> Just for my own understanding, why did the ".'" operator work? Wouldn't it
>> also be seen as a string terminator?
> Because it starts with a dot, so the string lexer realizes it's not a string
> and skips it. Once it has a chance to be seen by the keyword lexer, it will
> be lexed completely and correctly.
> Your problem with the quote "'" was that the string lexer recognized it, so
> it never had a chance to be seen by lower priority lexers, including the
> symbol keywords parser.
Could you use M` instead?
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