[Python-Dev] str.dedent

Raymond Hettinger raymond.hettinger at verizon.net
Sat Nov 12 21:18:02 CET 2005

> The motivation
> is to be able to write multilined strings easily without damaging the
> visual indentation of the source code

That is somewhat misleading.  We already have that ability.  What is
being proposed is moving existing code to a different namespace.  So the
motivation is really something like:

   I want to write 
       s = s.dedent() 
   because it is too painful to write
       s = textwrap.dedent(s)


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