[erlang-questions] Indentation of multiline strings
Tue Feb 11 01:16:48 CET 2014
On 02/11/2014 01:12 AM, Richard A. O'Keefe wrote:
> Emacs is not the only program that doesn't like multiline strings
> very much. One thing ANSI C89 added to Classic C was string pasting,
> so that you can write
> "this is a long string literal "
> "that extends across three lines "
> "and each line is visibly (part of) a string."
> Some people dislike this, possibly because it _only_ works for
> literals. I very much like the way it lets me indent parts of
> strings nicely.
> So it is possible to have a language in which you don't *need*
> multiline strings. Could we add this to Erlang?
Actually the example above is also legal in Erlang. You don't need to
use ++ if you only have literals. It also works in binaries:
"this is a long string literal "
"that extends across three lines "
"and each line is visibly (part of) a string."
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