Text blok follow up

Brian Goetz brian.goetz at oracle.com
Wed Oct 30 12:30:06 UTC 2019

First of all, the two are of different orders of magnitude; adding a few more escape sequences is not remotely the same thing as raw strings.  So it’s not either/or.  

But, more importantly, I just don’t think raw strings are that urgent any more.  Text blocks addressed 95% of the pain; sure, we could go back for that last 5%, and maybe we should some day, but I don’t think its anywhere near the top of the priority list any more.  I’d rather invest the effort in getting to pattern matching, or valhalla, or any number of other things sooner.  

> On Oct 30, 2019, at 7:54 AM, Remi Forax <forax at univ-mlv.fr> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Jim, Brian,
> please do not use the same name "Escape Sequences For Line Continuation and White Space (Preview)",
> for two different features, one which is withdrawn (JDK-8227870) and one which is still alive (JDK-8233117).
> I'm coming back from JokerConf in Russia and everybody there were in full confusion mode about that.
> Moreover, my personal feeling is that we should stop to add such incremental niche feature, at least for now, and move to solve the real issue we have left, raw strings, because while i agree that de-coupling the two features text block and raw string was necessary, it also means that we still have no support for raw strings.
> Rémi

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