From: John Torjo (john.lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-09-23 02:18:58
Reece Dunn wrote:
> John Torjo wrote:
>> Rob Stewart wrote:
>>> Agreed, but pipes ("|") are easier to grok:
>>> "<elem> | </elem><elem> | </elem>"
>> That's fine too.
> This again runs into the problem of what if you want '|' in your format
> string? One possibility is to use non-printable characters, e.g. \xFF,
> but I don't think this would have widespread support.
> Implementing escaping for the above will complicate the evaluation of
> the format string as you cannot use str.find( "|" ). One possibility is
> to check if '\' exists before '|' after a find; if yes, repeat. Thus '\'
> becomes context-sensitive. This approach leads to "< |\\| >" for "<
> a\\b\\c >" formatting being ill-defined.
I am optimistic and know you'll find a solution. The same goes for when
you use any string in C++ code. If you want '"' character, you escape
it. So, just make it easy to escape a few chars ;)
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