To align, or not to align?

Brian Goetz brian.goetz at
Thu Apr 18 19:06:00 UTC 2019

I think you may have misunderstood my framing of the question. I don't 
want to have a philosophical debate; I'm saying, that we're _already_ in 
elephant-land, in that different parties are coming with their own 
implicit, fuzzy ideas of what a string literal is (or is supposed to 
be).  And by making the potential assumptions explicit, we have a better 
chance of getting past arguments that involve things like "but an 
elephant is like a tree."

On 4/18/2019 3:00 PM, Kevin Bourrillion wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 18, 2019 at 11:32 AM Brian Goetz <brian.goetz at 
> <mailto:brian.goetz at>> wrote:
>     So I think the question really comes down to: what _is_ a
>     multi-line string literal.
> I think that question is so abstract and philosophical as to not be 
> useful. I sent the previous message because I believe it is a better 
> way to frame the issue.
> -- 
> Kevin Bourrillion | Java Librarian | Google, Inc. |kevinb at 
> <mailto:kevinb at>

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