[webkit-dev] Raw string literals

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Mon Nov 29 11:46:00 PST 2021

> On Nov 17, 2021, at 2:58 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/ <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?

Seems like the style checker complains in part because it doesn’t know how to properly parse such strings. With that fixed it seems ok to me to use that type of string.

 - Maciej

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