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On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 1:23 AM, Diego Nehab <> wrote:
> Hi,
>> 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.  Maybe 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 ?

Bertrand Mansion