Need formatting suggestion for long strings

Robert Dailey rcdailey at
Fri Sep 5 21:24:16 CEST 2008


I find quite often that I'm writing things like this:

raise FatalExcept( "Insufficient number of arguments specified. Exactly {0}
arguments are required. See stage.bat for documentation on accepted
parameters.".format( num_arguments ) )

On my display (Vertical monitor), this exceeds the width of my display, and
to view the entire length of the string I am forced to pan my view left and
right. Is there a special way I can format this string so that it fits
nicely on the screen? Keep in mind that one important factor is that
whitespace is very sensitive, and I do not want line breaks in my script
file to become part of the string itself. I like how C++ handles strings,
like this:

char const* mystring =
    "This is a very long string that "
    "spans multiple lines and does "
    "not include line breaks or tabs "
    "from the source file between "
    "the strings partitions."

What do you guys prefer? Thanks for reading.
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