Re: empty quoted strings and other oddities

Keith Moore <moore@cs.utk.edu> Fri, 04 October 2002 14:44 UTC

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> any software
> generating a domain literal would need to take some appropriate
> steps.

look, this is ridiculous.  checking for this one special case
solves such an infintesimal number of problems that it's really
not worth doing.

has anyone here actually seen a significant operational problem 
associated with this?