February 14, 2012
What is the correct format for named character entities? According to the online specs, I should be able to write:

	dchar ch = '&';

But gdc-4.6.2 refuses to compile this; apparently it wants:

	dchar ch = '\&';

Which is right??


T

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February 14, 2012
On 02/13/2012 09:46 PM, H. S. Teoh wrote:
> What is the correct format for named character entities? According to
> the online specs, I should be able to write:
>
> 	dchar ch = '&';
>
> But gdc-4.6.2 refuses to compile this; apparently it wants:
>
> 	dchar ch = '\&';
>
> Which is right??
>
>
> T
>

The latter is right. The spec must be implying the \ character as all of the other special character syntaxes use it. One of the reasons is that character are specified the same way in strings. So "&" is 5 characters as written. Again, a \ character is required to distinguish it as a single character literal.

Ali

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