Alignment algorithm (was: Wrapping up the first two courses)

Brian Goetz brian.goetz at
Mon Apr 22 16:31:01 UTC 2019

> Why didn't they write as single quote string in the first place?  Having a """ removing incidentals works in our favour for examples like;
> 	""""in quotes"""" vs """  "in quotes"  “""

I don’t think we know (or much care) they did or didn’t.  My point is, if our justification for stripping has to do with the 2D embedding of a ML string in the source code — which I think is where we are -- there is no 2D embedding here.  So stripping should have nothing to say about this case.

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