[swift-evolution] multi-line string literals.

Brent Royal-Gordon brent at architechies.com
Thu Apr 28 04:30:33 CDT 2016

> Should we not have a master document that considers the pros and cons of many different solutions? I started writing one such treatise a few weeks ago, but I haven’t been able to finish it yet. Just being able to see all of the potential implementations compared in one place but provide some insight. I imagine that this a feature that won’t change once it’s implemented, so it’s important to get it right.

That might be a useful document to have, but I worry that we'll end up seeing the string feature proposals signed in triplicate, sent in, sent back, queried, lost, found, subjected to public inquiry, lost again, and finally buried in soft peat for three months and recycled as firelighters, all to end up in with basically the same proposals but with slightly different keywords. Not every decision needs that level of explicit, deep documentation. Some things you can think about, experiment with, discuss, and do.

Brent Royal-Gordon

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