>> And here we're back at regexps. I already agreed that they're
>> convenient for regexps, but pointed out that a better solution would be
>> to fix the regexp syntax so it doesn't backslash-escape every
>> special character.
> Yeah, I know -- I pointed that out too. That's still not a substitute
> for raw strings in code.
> You still need to *double*-backslash-escape, backslash-escaping is
If the special chars don't need to be backslash escaped, then you don't
need to double escape either, obviously.
> It's only "better" if you have rawstring phobia.
I don't have rawstring phobia. I just think it's a workaround which
makes Elisp's syntax more complex without fixing the real problem.
>> That would help not just Elisp coders but Emacs users as well and
>> would make Elisp regexps even more readable than raw strings can
>> ever hope to make them.
> True, but both is better.
I still haven't heard of a good argument why you'd still need
raw-strings if the regexp syntax was made not to need backslashes for
most special chars.
Could it make the syntax slightly better? Yes. Would the difference
be significant? I doubt it.