No Escape from Definitions
2003-07-1: When a symbol is defined with the 'define' command, for
define Trap a b c;
all subsequent instances of Trap in
regular expressions are interpreted in accordance with the definition.
One would expect that putting the escape character % in front
or closing it in double quotes, "Trap",
would get Trap
interpreted literally as the symbol Trap and not
as shorthand for [a b c].
Unfortunately, this is not the case in the most recent version of xfst. The
compiler produces the same result for all the three expressions below:
read regex Trap ;
Thanks to Kemal Oflazer for pointing out this misfeature. It will be
fixed in some future version of xfst.
Last Modified:Thursday, 04-Mar-2004 17:15:28 PST