(mystery-function "a neat\nstring\"") => "\"a neat \\nstring\\\""
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dropdrive. How could I write (or use) a function that takes a string literal and returns the string literal that, when
read, would return the original string? That is,
(let ((s (any-string))) (should (equal s (read (mystery-function s)))))
Note that this
let-form is a bit misleading – the session at the very top of this question should be used for testing. Sorry for any confusion!