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brian.goetz at oracle.com
Wed Mar 13 18:23:18 UTC 2019
Jim’s example was a little hard to follow; (I think) he was pulling the string of “what if we just let normal string literals span lines”, and then pulled back from this to say “I think we actually do want a separate delimiter”, and comes to the same conclusion you did.
> On Mar 13, 2019, at 1:59 PM, Guy Steele <guy.steele at oracle.com> wrote:
>> On Mar 13, 2019, at 1:52 PM, Brian Goetz <brian.goetz at oracle.com> wrote:
>> . . .
>> On 2/10/2019 1:10 PM, Jim Laskey wrote:
>>> … Let's try symmetry, either \" or "\ as the closing delimiter. "\ is preferable because then it doesn't look like an escape sequence (see Swift.)
>>> String html = \"<html>
>>> <body style="width: 100vw">
>>> <p>Hello World.</p>
> I believe there is a small problem with this specific example: doesn’t this string literal end just before the word “loaded” in the penultimate line? I see a double quote that is (coincidentally) immediately followed by a backslash.
> Sorry I failed to note this back in February.
> Of course, using \”””…”””\ avoids this problem.
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