Enhancing Java String Literals Round 2

Brian Goetz brian.goetz at oracle.com
Mon Jan 7 22:13:07 UTC 2019

> 	\""•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?
    int i = “”.length() // am I invoking a method on the empty string, or using dot as a nonce?

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