[Python-ideas] Implicit String Concatenation
rrr at ronadam.com
Tue Apr 17 09:50:49 CEST 2007
Greg Ewing wrote:
> Jim Jewett wrote:
>> (1) Where does this preservation actually hurt?
> It hurts because it places a burden on everyone every
> time they use a triple quoted string to do something
> about the indentation which is unwanted 99.999% of
> the time.
>> I use docstrings online -- and I typically do want them indented like
>> the code.
> I don't understand what you mean by that. Can you
> give an example where an auto-dedented docstring
> would give an undesirable result?
You didn't specify doc strings earlier, Just triple quoted strings in general.
I don't think it would be problem for only doc strings. It could probably
be done at compile time too. It's not really that different than the -OO
option to remove them.
Dedenting triple quoted strings in general would cause some problems in
(python 2.x) with existing gui interfaces that use triple quoted strings to
define their text.
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