Need cleanup advice for multiline string

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Wed Aug 12 12:01:55 CEST 2009

Hendrik van Rooyen wrote:
> On Tuesday 11 August 2009 22:52:34 Robert Dailey wrote:
>> On Aug 11, 3:40 pm, Bearophile <bearophileH... at> wrote:
>>> Robert Dailey:
>>>> This breaks the flow of scope. Would you guys solve this
>>>> problem by moving failMsg into global scope?
>>>> Perhaps through some other type of syntax?
>>> There are gals too here.
>>> This may
>>> help:
>>> Bye,
>>> bearophile
>> It's a figure of speech. And besides, why would I want programming
>> advice from a woman? lol. Thanks for the help.
> Well it may come as a surprise to you, but it was a woman who
> wrote one of the first compilers.
> She became an Admiral in the US navy as a result.
> If I recall correctly, her name was Grace Hooper.
Grace Hopper. The saying "It's easier to ask forgiveness than it is to
get permission" is attributed to her.

> How many compilers have you written from scratch,
> without a compiler to help you?
> :-)

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