Raw strings starting/ending with backtick

Jim Laskey james.laskey at oracle.com
Sat Nov 24 13:11:54 UTC 2018

There are several  approaches but the simplest is using strip().  Example,

    `` `abc` ``.strip()

Concat is another approach,

    “`” + `abc` + “`”

Not perfect but other delimiter choices also have these edge cases.  


— Jim

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> On Nov 24, 2018, at 8:55 AM, Attila Kelemen <attila.kelemen85 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Reading the JEP on raw string literals, I saw no mentions of the case when a string starts (or ends) with backtick. I guessed, that maybe the compiler will close the literal when it finds more than half the number of backticks than the beginning (nothing implied this behaviour just tried it and I know that it might be very suprising in other cases). I have tried with the latest early access compiler and (not too suprisingly) it didn't behave this way and simply failed when starting the literal with a backtick.
> My question is, of course: What is the strategy for this case? Or is it explicitly ignored as too much of an edge case (and left to the developer to deal with)?
> Thanks,
> Attila Kelemen

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