[Python-3000] [Python-Dev] PEP 30XZ: Simplified Parsing

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Wed May 2 22:17:39 CEST 2007

On 5/2/07, Alexey Borzenkov <snaury at gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't know if I can vote, but if I could I'd be -1 on this. Can't
> say I'm using continuation often, but there's one case when I'm using
> it and I'd like to continue using it:
>     #!/usr/bin/env python
>     """\
>     Usage: some-tool.py [arguments...]
>         Does this and that based on its arguments"""

I've been trying to tease out of the PEP author whether \ inside
string literals would also be dropped. I'd be against that even if \
outside strings were to be killed. So a vote based solely on this
argument has little value.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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