On 7/10/05, Andrew Durdin email@example.com wrote:
On 7/7/05, Guido van Rossum firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I don't think so. It smells too much of DWIM, which is very unpythonic. EIBTI.
In what way? The scheme described is explicit, and consistently applied to all triple-quoted strings[*] -- although the rules are different to the current behaviour. On the other hand, my written proposal may not be clear or explicit, something I will attempt to remedy over the next few days.
The scheme may be explicitly spelled out in the language reference, but it is implicit to the human reader -- what you see is no longer what you get.
[*] Whether it should apply also to normal strings with escaped newlines is not something I have yet considered.
I recommend that you give it up. You ain't gonna convince me.