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From: Stephane Chazelas <stephane.chazelas@gmail.com>
To: Aryn Starr <whereislelouch@icloud.com>
Cc: zsh-workers@zsh.org
Subject: Re: [Feature Request] Adding option to support triple quotes
Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 10:54:49 +0100
Message-ID: <20190814095449.s7mgevyo5tdhfyby@chaz.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <6EA30061-5610-4CCA-93FB-0A160E2002A3@icloud.com>

2019-08-13 10:36:53 +0430, Aryn Starr:
> Adding an option to zsh to support triple quotes
> (TRIPLE_QUOTES) would make possible much more readable code.
[...]

We could also implement mksh's "$(<<'EOF'
arbitrary text that mustn't end in empty lines
EOF
)"

That already works in zsh, but is not optimised like in mksh as
it does "$(cat <<'EOF'
arbitrary text that mustn't end in empty lines
EOF
)" while mksh treats it specially as effectively a kind of
quotes.

mksh also supports $(<<'EOF'
foo
EOF)

(though that's probably not POSIX).

See also perl's q(...) and qq(...) that are more compatible with
the shell syntax than those python '''/""".

See:

$ a="'"; print -r ${(qq)a}
''\'''

-- 
Stephane





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Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-08-13  6:06 Aryn Starr
2019-08-13  9:06 ` Mikael Magnusson
2019-08-13 20:52   ` Aryn Starr
2019-08-13 16:28 ` Daniel Shahaf
2019-08-13 20:40   ` Aryn Starr
2019-08-14  9:54 ` Stephane Chazelas [this message]
2019-08-15 14:28   ` Aryn Starr
2019-08-15 15:56     ` Daniel Shahaf
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     [not found] ` <7EBD1ADA-7179-4EEF-97CA-DBE4371D80D6@icloud.com>
     [not found]   ` <876f807b-dfdd-4246-8cfe-7cf6f373ac88@www.fastmail.com>
     [not found]     ` <f053e72e-e22e-4729-a2de-eaa712119728@www.fastmail.com>
2019-08-15 16:23       ` Aryn Starr
2019-08-17  5:31         ` Bart Schaefer
2019-08-17  6:30           ` Stephane Chazelas
2019-08-17  8:19             ` Stephane Chazelas
2019-08-18  4:24             ` Mikael Magnusson

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