Comments

Jp Calderone exarkun at intarweb.us
Wed Apr 2 23:36:48 CEST 2003


On Wed, Apr 02, 2003 at 09:52:59PM +0200, Carsten Gaebler wrote:
> Roy Smith wrote:
> >Multi-line comments are evil
> >
> >The first time you spend a half-hour trying to understand a block of
> >ugly code and finally get to the end and find a "*/", you'll
> >understand why they're evil.
> 
> ACK.
> 
> But multi-line strings are evil, too. At least when they occur in an 
> indented block and leading whitespace is not allowed in the string 
> your're building (e.g. in an HTTP request or something). That looks 
> quite awful. :-)

  Agreed, which is what literal concatenation is for

    c = ("Here is the first line\n"
         "Here is another line\n"
         "Last line, here I am.\n")

  Jp

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