common code patterns
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Mon Aug 14 12:10:00 EDT 2017
Monte Goulding wrote:
>> On 14 Aug 2017, at 5:45 pm, Mark Waddingham wrote:
>> P.S. There is another quote-like char which could be used for
>> an implicitly merged / escaped string literal - back-quote -
>> `...`. So that should be considered too - one option would be
>> single-quote and double-quote delimited strings are the same
>> beyond the quote char; but back-quote delimited strings do
>> more work, i.e. de-escape and potentially interpolate. (Of
>> course, this does add *more* symbols to the language - but
>> one thing symbols are good for is readable bracketing, so maybe
>> that's a good justification).
> Haha… to quote you some 4 years ago after I suggested backtick:
>> Oh, please not backtick! The character is awkward to type (its one
>> of the ones that moves around a lot on keyboard layouts) and
>> difficult to read (and always makes me think something more is
>> going on - e.g. as in bash scripts!).
> Mind you we have all written a _lot_ of markdown since then so
> backtick is probably much more palatable.
But maybe not enough markdown to change how the human eye works. :)
I agree with MW's original assessment.
If we have a problem to solve for which no alternative is possible, I'd
accept using backticks for some things. But at least as far as my
original request, and anything else I can conceive of offhand, I would
prefer to avoid them for the reasons MW noted.
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