Enhancing Java String Literals Round 2
guy.steele at oracle.com
Mon Jan 7 21:58:22 UTC 2019
> On Jan 7, 2019, at 5:13 PM, Brian Goetz <brian.goetz at oracle.com> wrote:
>> \""•multiline, no escapes, cannot contain the nonce followed by two double quotes•""
>> where ‘•’ represents a nonce string (the same string at each end), which has to be one of the following:
> This is an interesting middle ground.
> Off the top of my head, I would think we’d have to pretty seriously restrict the characters, so as to avoid parsing ambiguities:
> String s = “”; … // is this an empty string, or using semicolon as a nonce?
It’s an empty string, because only \"" is followed by a nonce.
> int i = “”.length() // am I invoking a method on the empty string, or using dot as a nonce?
The dot is not a nonce, because only \"" is followed by a nonce.
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