[R6RS] Unicode scalar value escape sequences

Matthew Flatt mflatt
Thu Feb 17 09:05:48 EST 2005

At Thu, 17 Feb 2005 14:05:15 +0100, Michael Sperber wrote:
> When implementing Matthew's proposal, both Richard and I stumbled over
> this for string literals:

The octal rules are indeed for compatibility with C and Java --- just
to avoid yet another string syntax in the world, since most people know
how to read C/Java strings.

Even this simple attempt at compatibility breaks down, though, because
C has \x whereas Java has a weird \u.

Otherwise, it's all arbitrary.


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