[sc34wg3] Multiline strings in CTM

Lars Heuer heuer at semagia.com
Thu Nov 1 12:08:51 EDT 2007

Hi Lars,

> CTM currently supports two string syntaxes: single-quoted and triple- 
> quoted. The only difference between these is that only the triple- 
> quoted allow line breaks inside the string. This, as we now know,

This is slightly wrong. In a previous draft, we had have that
difference, but now *both* allow line breaks (due to a request in

The reason to keep the triple quoted strings: It allows to embed XML
easily (you don't have to escape the quotes for the attributes) and to
allow single quotes within triple quoted strings.

   He said "Hello World"

   """<xml here="value"/>

Best regards,

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