[raw-strings] Indentation problem

Brian Goetz brian.goetz at oracle.com
Tue Jan 30 20:01:15 UTC 2018

In my opinion, this is actually the central motivation for the feature — minimizing the friction (both reading and writing) of embedding small snippets from other programming languages in Java sources. So this disadvantage is a pretty big one.  

That said, a library method to remove the piping (some variant of trimIndent) makes sense, so people who want to program this way can do so easily.  

> The only disadvantage I see in forcing a pipe prefix is inability to
> just paste a big snippet from somewhere to the middle of Java program
> in a plain text editor. 

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