ES4 draft last call: line continuation in string and regex literals
waldemar at google.com
Mon Mar 10 18:28:33 PDT 2008
Lars Hansen wrote:
>>> The character sequence BACKSLASH <lineterminator> (where
>>> <lineterminator> will be one of the characters LF, LS, or PS) is
>>> removed from string literals delimited by either single or triple
>>> SINGLEQUOTE or DOUBLEQUOTE characters. (Triple-quoting is
>> defined in
>> This states that:
>> evaluates to the string "abc<tab>de".
>> Is this really what we want? I'd find such nested escape
>> sequences really strange.
> That looks like an illegal token to me, since the lexer will read "a"
> "b" "c" "\" and then see an unescaped linefeed.
> Since the speclet states nothing about changing the way strings are
> lexed, normal escape character processing should be in effect, and that
> dictates that \\ is processed into \ independently of what follows.
It's what we all want. As written, that's not what it states. This isn't ready to go in until this bug is corrected.
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