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I'm trying to make a string with a certain combination of characters which is causing compiler errors. I want to make a string with the following characters:


With the escape character for the quote mark, it should be:


If you copy just that line into PICO-8 and try and run it, you'll get the following error:

syntax error line 1
<name> expected near ','

If you delete the . then the , then the ? you'll get a different error each time (unexpected symbol, syntax error). If you then delete the / it's fine, so the following string is ok:


Different combinations of punctuation will give varying errors. It seems like this is a parser error?

There's also a highlighting error when you have a string containing just the backslash character:

--this should be grey not blue
--the blue stops here:" grey

This code compiles and runs fine because it's valid syntax, but the editor doesn't highlight it correctly.

P#18799 2016-02-13 13:17 ( Edited 2016-02-13 18:22)

And it counts the tokens in this case! Reported this two weeks ago.

P#18800 2016-02-13 13:22 ( Edited 2016-02-13 18:22)

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