PROPOSAL: Multiline strings
schulz at e-spirit.de
Sun Mar 8 10:17:04 PDT 2009
I quite liked the idea of handling newlines by adding methods to String,
to overcome magic conversions. When reading back about indentation etc.,
I wonder, why not to apply a similar technique to get rid of
indent-related white spaces.
Another question on multi-line Strings I have: does it make sense to
allow a multi-line String only having one line? If not, why not using
the sequence double-quote plus newline as marker for multi-line Strings?
But maybe I overlook the significance in using a seperate marker here or
problems that might occur during compilation.
According to the above thoughts, the following would assign a multi-line
String myString = "
WHERE age > 21";
And one could invoke some additional methods on it, e.g.:
myString.removeIndents(); // first line defines indent
myString.removeWhitespaces(); // HTML style space removal
I don't think that wrong indentation inside a String should lead to a
compiler error, that's why methods like above would suffice IMO. All the
compiler would have to do is to automatically add (platform specific)
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