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4 points by rocketnia 1275 days ago | link | parent

Yeah, atstrings is a pretty awkward feature. It is possible to opt in and out of it, but only at the top level:

  (declare 'atstrings t)
  (declare 'atstrings nil)
This affects how strings are processed by 'ac. That is, it only matters for compilation/macroexpansion phases.

I see some of Anarki's tests set 'atstrings to a particular value as they go along, but then they don't reset it. This might be why you see some tests working when yours don't.

(In Anarki, the declarations* global table holds these values, so it's technically possible to save and restore the old value by reading that table.)

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The REPL behavior you observed is confusing in a different way than you thought. It treated your input as a malformed command, three well-formed commands you didn't know you were entering, and finally an unfinished string literal:

  "abc\@
  
  example.com
  
  "
  "
  
  abc@@example.com
  
  "
This is where the "\n" response came from, and it's why you received multiple responses per input line.