Subject: Re: readable syntax for control characters in strings
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1996/11/01
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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* Erik Naggum <>
| given that a syntax familiar to Emacs Lisp (and C) users is unavailable,
| how would one accomplish the same goal: to embed a (named) control
| character in a literal string in source code that is likely to travel
| across all sorts of information-losing channels?
| I feel I must have overlooked something or think in the wrong terms.

I did.  reader macros.

Those who do not know Lisp are doomed to reimplement it.