Allow any quoted string to be multiline?

kdex kdex at kdex.de
Fri Dec 15 13:53:09 UTC 2017


Sorry to be pedantic here, but:

```js
"this\
right\
here"
```

aren't escaped newlines; that would be "\n".
Those up there are line continuations. :)

On Friday, December 15, 2017 2:48:00 PM CET Isiah Meadows wrote:
> There are ES5 newline escapes. However, it'd be nice if I didn't have
> to resort to templates just for multiline strings. Note: it wouldn't
> actually simplify parsing by much - either you're handling the case
> and remapping CR/CRLF to NL, or you're handling the case and throwing
> an error.
> 
> ```js
> // ES5 escaped newlines
> 'a multi-\
> line string'
> ```
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> On Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 8:43 AM, J Decker <d3ck0r at gmail.com> wrote:
> > If any string were allowed to be multi-line it would not break any
> > existing
> > code, and it would simplify parsing strings.
> > 
> > 'a multi-
> > line string'
> > 
> > Maybe this is a question... why not allow line spanning with single and
> > double quoted strings?
> > 
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