[swift-evolution] multi-line string literals.

Patrick Gili gili.patrick.r at gili-labs.com
Fri Apr 22 13:12:22 CDT 2016

This doesn't provide very much flexibility. I'd like to see something more like Perl6's quoting constructs: https://doc.perl6.org/language/quoting.


> On Apr 22, 2016, at 12:59 PM, John Holdsworth via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
> I’ve raised a speculative PR against the Swift Lexer to support multi-line string literals as was
> suggested in the very first week Swift was open sourced and before that in various radars.
> https://github.com/apple/swift/pull/2275
> The approach taken is as simple as possible defining multi-line strings as being
> delimited by “”” instead of “ and thereafter able to contain new line characters.
> There has been some discussion of this before on swift-evolution:
> https://lists.swift.org/pipermail/swift-evolution/Week-of-Mon-20151207/001565.html
> I’m trying to avoid more advanced features such as the handling of indenting which
> for me complicates something that if kept simple can be documented very easily.
> This change will require a evolution proposal so I’d like to take the pulse before I write it up.
> Thoughts?
> John
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