Mythryl supports C-flavored string constants enclosed in double quotes:
"this" "that" "the other"
Special escapes supported are:
"\a" # Ascii 7 (BEL) "\b" # Ascii 8 (BS) Backspace "\f" # Ascii 12 (FF) Formfeed "\n" # Ascii 10 (LF) Newline "\r" # Ascii 13 (CR) Carriage-return "\t" # Ascii 9 (TAB) Horizontal tab "\v" # Ascii 11 (TAB) Vertical tab "\\" # Backslash "\"" # Double quote "^@" - "^_" # Control characters starting from NUL (Ascii 0). "\000" - "\255" # Character by decimal ascii equivalent.
Nonprinting characters are not permitted within string constants; use one of the provided escapes instead, with the exception that newline is allowed as part of a special construct for multi-line indented string constants:
"He wrapped himself in quotations -- as a beggar \ \would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors."
The above is equivalent to
"He wrapped himself in quotations -- as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors."
String constants are of type String.
Strings may also be quoted using the constructs .’foo’, ./foo/, .|foo|, .<foo> and .#foo#. In all cases the only escape supported in these constructs is doubling of the terminator character to include it within the quoted string. These constructs expand into calls to (respectively) dot__quotes, dot__slashets, dot__barets, dot__brokets, and dot__hashets. Each of these is by default defined as the identity function which simply returns its argument; they may be redefined to create values of any desired type from their string argument.