Strings vs expressions
jkb at mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Mon Feb 19 15:43:08 UTC 2001
When is a expression within a string a real expression, and when is it just
part of the string?
Clearly not all $ symbols in strings form expressions. Eg dbiblast.acd
contains a string:
Mostly complex expressions are wrapped in @(), but not always. Eg see
How can I tell expressions from just internal dollars. There doesn't appear to
be any escaping syntax, which means this _must_ be clearly defined to avoid
bugs. My current ruling is if isn't followed by ( then it's not an
expression. Is that valid?
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