[swift-evolution] multi-line string literals
cloutiertyler at aol.com
Mon Dec 14 17:43:12 CST 2015
> On Dec 14, 2015, at 2:21 PM, Andrey Tarantsov <andrey at tarantsov.com> wrote:
>> Yes, you are right, Brent, there should be a closing quote on the last line otherwise it would be a syntax error. That’s a much better idea! That would also fix the
>> let x = “foo
>> being valid syntax problem.
> Guys, you know this is crazy, right? :-)
> 1) copy & paste would be really annoying (on that note, Xcode should totally get multiple cursors support like in Sublime)
> 2) any non-specialized syntax highlighter would parse them all completely incorrectly, which is not a show-stopper, but shouldn't be taken lightly. (Think a generic indented code block in Markdown on GitHub.)
> 3) it's just cruel — https://xkcd.com/859/ <https://xkcd.com/859/>
Haha, perhaps it is cruel. Just think of it as a closing quote out at infinity. ;-)
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