[Python-ideas] Implicit String Concatenation

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Thu Apr 19 00:02:50 CEST 2007

Ron Adam wrote:

>> 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.

Triple quoted strings in general is what I had in mind.
I was replying to something that seemed to imply that
it would cause trouble with docstrings, without being
very clear about what the trouble was.

> 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.

I conjecture that in all such cases, the existing code
is already dedenting the string itself. I still haven't
seen a real case where a piece of code actually needs
the extra indentation.


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