it's logically impossible to determine if a text is ampersand encoded or decoded.
you might say, if the text contains “＆amp;”, then it is encoded.
e.g. if we have the code
that's actually not encoded.
see HTML Validation, History and Politics
some related essays of the thread:
Computer Language Design: String Syntax
#perl #python #lisp
@xahlee I think I was replacing something like
It just looked silly in vim. It wasnt exactly that but it was something small that blew up into escape sequence hilariousness.
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