[webkit-dev] Raw string literals

Ryosuke Niwa rniwa at webkit.org
Wed Nov 17 17:09:09 PST 2021

On Wed, Nov 17, 2021 at 2:59 PM Alex Christensen via webkit-dev <
webkit-dev at lists.webkit.org> wrote:

> Right now, our style checker disapproves of raw string literals, which
> were introduced in C++11.  It complains with this message:
> Multi-line string ("...") found.  This lint script doesn't do well with
> such strings, and may give bogus warnings.  They're ugly and unnecessary,
> and you should use concatenation instead".
> https://webkit.org/code-style-guidelines/ says nothing on the subject.  I
> find them quite useful and nice, especially with strings that contain lots
> of quotation marks that would otherwise need escaping.  Would anyone oppose
> to my changing our style checker to allow them if I ever get around to it?

I'm supportive of this proposed change to the style checker. But perhaps
the simplest solution is to just get rid of that rule since it's not
mentioned anywhere in the style guidelines.

- R. Niwa
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