Simple formatting string question

Robert Kern kern at
Thu Apr 13 22:57:33 CEST 2000

In article <%7qJ4.929$rc9.193537024 at>,
	"Fredrik Lundh" <effbot at> writes:
> Robert Kern <kern at> wrote:
>> GuruQuestion:
>> Should implicit string concatenation have a different precedence than
>> explicit string concatenation?  Perhaps only a mention in
>> ?
> what do you mean?
> that page describes "string literal concatenation", and clearly
> says that multiple adjacent string literals are concatenated at
> *compile* time.
> operator precedence has nothing to do with it -- it's not an
> operator, and it's not documented as being one.

True, and I understand this subtlety.  The difference, however, may be lost
to newbies.  A clear description of the difference in the Reference and 
Tutorial might be benificial.

> </F>

Robert Kern
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