Multiline template strings that don't break indentation
bzbarsky at mit.edu
Tue Sep 9 07:39:37 PDT 2014
On 9/9/14, 4:18 AM, Andy Earnshaw wrote:
> It could be that I'm the only person who is this fussy and it doesn't
> bother anyone else, but I hope that's not the case.
We ran into this with Python multiline strings as well when we were
working on Gecko's binding generator.
We (specifically Jason Orendorff) ended up implementing a "dedent"
function which basically strips off the leading newline, if any, and
then measures the number of spaces at the start of the string and
removes that many spaces from each line. So you can do:
This is a string that will end up
with no spaces at the beginnings of
most of its lines.
Except this one!
This worked great for our line-oriented (because they're C++ code or
code templates) strings...
This addition definitely reduced the amount of concatenation we ended up
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