thread. been stuck on a programing problem in last 2 days. recently i tried to experiment of using google code prettify instead of span tags to color code in html. see this video
but now i realized a big subtle problem. not sure am going to use it anymore.
but why not just leave ≺ ≻ ＆ as is without encoding at all?
That's a problem, because suppose your code process html tags.
Code that process html are actually quite common.
so if are writing programing tutorial or blog, you may have lots code snippets containing lots html tags in string or regex.
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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