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1 point by akkartik 3949 days ago | link | parent

Wart's tokenizer already knows about backslashes inside strings, so "\"" becomes one token. It seems plausible to try tokenizing in a backslash-aware way everywhere and not just inside strings. Other than that you would have to treat slashes as a delimiter like double-quotes.

It might be an ugly design, but I think it would work, and it would be worth trying out.