On Sun, 29 May 2022 at 10:21, Duke Normandin <dukeofp...@gmx.com> wrote:
> I asked this question on the Pike channel on libera.chat but nobody
> is lurking at the moment. :)
> what does the # mean herein the following?
> [code]
> str =
> #"This is a multiline string
> terminated by a double-quote like any other string";
> [/code]
> I've searched all the available docs that I can find, but have yet
> to stumbled on an explanation of this syntax. TIA ..

A hash-quoted string can go across multiple lines. It's a preprocessor
directive, like #define or #if, so the hash is indicative of that.
(Unlike most preprocessor directives, it can happen anywhere in the

You can actually see what the preprocessor does by running "pike -E
scriptname.pike", which will print out the code after preprocessing. A
hash-quoted string is replaced with a string containing "\n" newline
escapes, which is what the main parser then works with.


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