[Python-Dev] str.dedent

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Mon Nov 14 02:07:35 CET 2005

Ian Bicking wrote:

> I think a better argument for this is that dedenting a literal string is
> more of a syntactic operation than a functional one.  You don't think
> "oh, I bet I'll need to do some dedenting on line 200 of this module, I
> better import textwrap".

And regardless of the need to import, there's a feeling
that it's something that ought to be done at compile
time, or even parse time.

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