I had a look at the REX folder which mfc has provided at
http://speleotrove.com/rexxhist/rexcard-208-scan.pdf and saw that we had
multi-line strings already back in 1980.  So I'd like to reopen the
discussion about adding multi-line literals.  (This is not imbedded data -
now available through the ::RESOURCE directive in 5.0 - but inlined

At first, what was the reason we lost multi-line strings (starting with a
simple quote, and spanning multiple lines)?

What about re-introducing them, either with a third type of quote (e. g. ` )
or some double-character quote (e. g. `" multi - line string "` )

On Sat, Jun 14, 2014 at 6:32 PM, Rick McGuire <object.r...@gmail.com> wrote:

> I do for see a use for multi-literals, but I don't really see them as
> being a good usage for the type of problem I'm trying to solve here.  The
> directive approach is really intended for situations where I really wish to
> embed a file within a single source program rather than having it
> elsewhere.  I most definitely do not want all of that date plunked in the
> middle of logic, particularly if it is quite large.  Additionally, the
> directive approach means that data is available to other sections of the
> code, not just in the context where it happens to be coded.  Additionally,
> since I envision this data being obtained from the package directive, it
> can be made public, which means other consumers of that code can obtain
> access to the data.
> I'm not adverse to multi-line literals...in fact, they would be quite
> useful for things like dynamically defining methods or embedding snippets
> of XML code, but can we separate the discussions of these two features,
> since they really solve different problems.
> Rick
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