[CL] Another point about enclosed names
John F. Sowa
sowa at bestweb.net
Wed Nov 11 14:55:52 CST 2009
While we're thinking of adding some clarifications to the CL standard,
I'd like to see answers to the following questions:
1. Is a numeral enclosed in double quotes considered
identical to a numeral not enclosed in quotes?
Is (= "123" 123) true?
2. Is a quoted string enclosed in double quotes considered
identical to a quoted string without the double quotes?
Is (= "'abc'" 'abc') true?
As a precedent, HTML treats "123" and 123 as identical.
I'd like to add the following clarification (or its equivalent
in other wording):
Any namecharsequence, numeral, or quoted string is considered
identical to the enclosedname that consists of the same sequence
of characters preceded and followed by a name quote.
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