[swift-evolution] multi-line string literals

Travis Tilley ttilley at gmail.com
Thu Dec 10 23:45:18 CST 2015

The ruby <<- heredoc syntax, unlike the << heredoc syntax, will strip
indentation if necessary. Technically, it searches for the "least indented
line" in the whole string, and removes exactly that amount from each line.
So yes, the indentation problem -is- solved in ruby (though it might break
entirely if you have empty lines, since the least indented line has no

On Fri, Dec 11, 2015 at 12:36 AM, Paul Cantrell <cantrell at pobox.com> wrote:
> In Ruby in the wild, off the top of my head and totally unscientifically,
> the most widely-used flavors I’ve seen are the heredoc with interpolation
> and terminator indentation:
>     string = <<-EOS
>       gone is music
>       yet you sing
>     EOS
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