Subject: Re: readable syntax for control characters in strings From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 1996/11/01 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> | 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. #\Erik -- Those who do not know Lisp are doomed to reimplement it.