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Re: [ddlm-group] Focusing the elide discussion

I am waiting on John W and Brian M. to provide their preferences on
the proposals under consideration.  A simple list of acceptable
proposals would do, or alternatively a list of unacceptable ones.

On Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 12:20 AM, James Hester <jamesrhester@gmail.com> wrote:
> By my count there are 6 distinct proposals for eliding triple-quoted
> strings on the table, which I have listed below.  In order to get an
> idea of where we all stand and which proposals are most likely to
> succeed, I'd like to invite you all to reply to this email with a list
> of proposals which you would find acceptable.  If you like, you can
> rank them in order of preference.  In the list below I've given short
> descriptions, but you should refer to the original emails for the full
> details.  The opinions of COMCIFS voting members are of course most
> significant at this juncture, but I for one am interested in the
> thoughts of the other members as well.
> Proposal P (for Python): Ralf's original proposal to do everything as in Python
> Proposal A: <backslash><delimiter> elides the delimiter, no other
> sequences are significant
> Proposal B: \uxxxx to represent Unicode characters, no other sequences
> are significant
> Proposal C: as yet unspecified character post-elides the delimiter
> where necessary
> Proposal D: as for C, except post-elide character is given immediately
> before opening triple delimiter
> Proposal E: (John B's suggestion) \uxxxx for Unicode character
> together with \<newline> and \\
> Proposal F: (Simon's proposal) \<newline> and \\ only
> Proposal F': (My slight tweak of Simon's proposal) \<newline> only
> when not preceded by \
> I find proposal P unacceptable, and would rank the others in order of
> preference roughly as follows:
> Best: F', F, C
> Bearable: A, B, E
> In a pinch: D
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