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RE: Questions about parser state

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: Questions about parser state
Date: Sat, 5 Oct 2013 07:17:06 -0700 (PDT)

> > 1. What does the "quote character" mean?  Does it mean "'" in Lisp?  If
> >    so, what about "," and "#"?
> No, it's typically the \ char.

Though char escaping is a type of quoting, would it be clearer to refer
to \ as the escape character?  That's common language, and it is what we
do when talking about regexps (e.g., (elisp) `Syntax Descriptors': "Thus,
`\' as a designator character always means "escape character" syntax...."

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