[swift-evolution] multi-line string literals

Travis Tilley ttilley at gmail.com
Mon Dec 14 16:51:21 CST 2015

...you know, I've been considering Bourne such a core part of the *nix
experience for so long that I didn't even think of it as a programming
language. It didn't even exist as a consideration in my mind. *shakes his

Thank you.

-Travis Tilley

On Mon, Dec 14, 2015 at 5:38 PM, Brent Royal-Gordon <brent at architechies.com>

> >> 2) using ' means that the string contents are unescaped/raw
> >
> > I wonder if that's too subtle. Like Chris, I would prefer advanced knobs
> to be (i) more distinctive than ' vs ", and possibly (ii) only attached to
> the advanced string type.
> >
> > Anyone coming from ruby would feel right at home, but i'm having trouble
> finding precedent in any other language for that behavior. You may be right.
> Ruby copied this feature from Perl, which copied it from Unix shells. (I
> will not attempt to untangle the history of Unix shells in order to figure
> out which one invented this.) I’m not necessarily saying it’s a good idea,
> but programming systems have been doing this for at least thirty years, and
> likely forty or more. There’s ample precedent.
> --
> Brent Royal-Gordon
> Architechies
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