Raw string literals and Unicode escapes

Brian Goetz brian.goetz at oracle.com
Sat Feb 24 15:28:22 UTC 2018

> And, I am very happy that, in lengthening the opening and
> closing quotes, we are making it possible to paste an arbitrary
> sequence of unicode without having to hunt around inside
> the sequence to find stuff that needs extra quoting, as is
> the case with today's strings.

That's the high order bit here; paste an arbitrary snippet.

> The thing we are discussing here, the need to give special
> handling to leading and trailing backticks is (crucially)
> an edge effect (only at the two ends of the string) and
> not a bulk effect (something that needs attention throughout
> the string).  That means we have won on the key issue,
> and are just disagreeing about how to collect our winnings.

I already collected my winnings, and am now spending them in the bar.  
Join me for a drink :)

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