[Python-Dev] PEP 30XZ: Simplified Parsing

Steven Bethard steven.bethard at gmail.com
Wed May 2 19:00:01 CEST 2007

On 5/2/07, Michael Foord <fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk> wrote:
> Implicit string concatenation is massively useful for creating long
> strings in a readable way though:
>     call_something("first part\n"
>                            "second line\n"
>                             "third line\n")
> I find it an elegant way of building strings and would be sad to see it
> go. Adding trailing '+' signs is ugly.

You'll still have textwrap.dedent::

        first part
        second line
        third line

And using textwrap.dedent, you don't have to remember to add the \n at
the end of every line.

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