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From: Hugo Ferreira <hmf@i...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Escaped string in sexplib
Markus Mottl wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 14:52, Hugo Ferreira <hmf@inescporto.pt> wrote:
>> My apologies but I did not explain myself correctly. The problem here is
>> that I am trying to automate the conversion to string of the data
>> structure read from the s-expressions. I have the following:
>>
>> let string_of_experiment_data data =
>>  let data = sexp_of_experiment_data data in
>>  Sexplib.Sexp.to_string_hum data
>>
>> The problem here is that the "to_string_hum" escapes certain characters,
>> but I need to have the strings "not escaped". So my question is: is
>> their any way I can tell sexplib to output a string but not escape
>> it? Otherwise I will have to hand encode this stuff 8-(
> 
> Sexplib does not support any other way of printing S-expressions.
> There would not be any reliable way to read back data without
> escaping.
> 
> If you want to write your own printers, this should still be very
> easy.  S-expressions are either a Sexp.Atom or Sexp.List.  It should
> only require a handful of lines to convert these to whatever other
> string representation you prefer.  Writing a corresponding parser may
> be more effort.
> 

Understood. I will avoid this.
I will stick to the solution I pointed out in my last e-mail

Once gain thanks.
Hugo F.


> Regards,
> Markus
>