[swift-evolution] multi-line string literals.

Patrick Gili gili.patrick.r at gili-labs.com
Mon Apr 25 06:55:52 CDT 2016

My thinking here was two-fold:
1) Address the need to accommodate the lack of regex literals today, and
2) Future-proof the proposal to accommodate the eventuality of regex literals.


> On Apr 24, 2016, at 6:09 PM, Chris Lattner <clattner at apple.com> wrote:
> On Apr 22, 2016, at 12:54 PM, Patrick Gili via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
>> If we use a quoting structure similar to Perl6, then we future proof the grammar to accommodate regular expression literals (and multi-line regular expression literals) later. It also gives us the possibility for support for fine-grain control over escaping and interpolation.
> Wouldn’t the natural regex literal syntax be to enclose them in /’s, e.g.  /foo*/  ?
> I don’t see how this proposal conflicts with that.
> -Chris

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