[swift-evolution] multi-line string literals.
brent at architechies.com
Thu Apr 28 00:26:49 CDT 2016
> White space seems “implementable”, but I’m not sure that it is good. Visually, it would break up the string literal and make it less obviously a unit.
> Comments on the same line as a string chunk should *not* be split out IMO, in:
> let s = “fooo // hello world
> “ nice to know you”
> the “hello world” text should be included in the literal. I suppose it would be possible to allow comments on whitespace lines, but I don’t see a reason to do that. I’d suggest starting simple, since that could always be added down the road if there was great demand.
What I'm actually suggesting is that comments *before* the continuing quote would be honored without terminating the literal:
let xml = "<?xml version=\"1.0\"?>
" <book id=\"bk101\" empty=\"\">
// " <author>\(author)</author>
A // or /* after the continuing quote would still be part of the literal.
I'm preparing a second draft without that feature, though, so if you still think it's a bad idea, I'll drop it.
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