[swift-evolution] [Review] SE-0182 - String Newline Escaping

David Hart davidhart at fastmail.com
Fri Jul 14 01:14:10 CDT 2017

> On 14 Jul 2017, at 00:21, Jordan Rose <jordan_rose at apple.com> wrote:
> [Proposal: https://github.com/apple/swift-evolution/blob/master/proposals/0182-newline-escape-in-strings.md <https://github.com/apple/swift-evolution/blob/master/proposals/0182-newline-escape-in-strings.md>]
> This is a tiny, tiny point amidst the broader discussions others are having, but
>> 	• All whitespace characters between \ and the newline are disregarded.
> Why? Why bother allowing whitespace characters between \ and the newline?

The reasoning is to be consistent with trailing whitespace in the rest of the code: to leave that to a linter instead. Or to see it differently, even with whitespace between \ and the newline, the programmer’s intent is still clear. Why generate an error?


> Thanks,
> Jordan

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