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guy.steele at oracle.com
Wed Mar 13 18:07:37 UTC 2019
I think that’s right. I just wanted to point out, for the record, the specific small problem in the one specific example, since no one else had. That’s all.
String html = \"""<html>
<body style="width: 100vw">
looks pretty good.
> On Mar 13, 2019, at 2:23 PM, Brian Goetz <brian.goetz at oracle.com> wrote:
> 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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