Paul Brannan <pbrannan / atdesk.com> writes:

> On Wed, Jul 24, 2002 at 12:46:37AM +0900, Mike Hall wrote:
> >   - compile time string concatenation, "hello" "world" => "helloworld"
> >  
> > I know that some other popular languages like to do that,
> > but I think it would be better to leave it as two arguments.
> > After all, someone wrote those two literals separately on purpose.
> 
> The following is a common idiom:
> 
>   foo("this is a really long string.  in fact, it is so long " \
>       "that I have to wrap onto multiple lines.")

or

    foo("this is short\
and so is this")

The string would include the newline.

Jim
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