String reboot (plain text)
guy.steele at oracle.com
Wed Mar 13 18:22:08 UTC 2019
Ah, yes, you do, somewhat obliquely:
But wait. "\nloaded" looks like it contains the end delimiter. Rats!!! Captain we need more sequences.
Unfortunately, this was one of the paragraphs that didn’t read correctly in the original (non-plain-text) email. Oh, the irony! :-)
In any case, thank you for helping me to make sure that this dead horse is now _thoroughly_ dead.
> On Mar 13, 2019, at 2:36 PM, James Laskey <james.laskey at oracle.com> wrote:
> I think I mention that later in the doc.
> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Mar 13, 2019, at 2:59 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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