String delimiters [WAS Re: common code patterns]
ambassador at fourthworld.com
Mon Aug 14 13:49:44 EDT 2017
Bob Hall wrote:
>> On Aug 14, 2017, at 6:28 AM, Alex Tweedly wrote:
>> While we (i.e. you) are thinking about string delimiters, could we
>> PLEASE have some decent way to do multi-line strings.
> I find myself in many situations where multi-line strings would make
> my code so much more readable. I do a lot of database work and having
> a multi-line string for defining queries would be great.
> I used to put my queries in custom props (easier to read/modify) but
> I’m finding now that I’d rather have the definitions in script-only
> stacks and get them under source control. However, the current method
> of appending multi-line strings together makes the code difficult to
> work with and read.
> So I’ll +1 this request. I’d lean toward the triple-quote syntax for
A while back I proposed some form of bash's heredoc - I'm not enamored
of the name, but the concept seems useful:
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