[sf-perl] which first: remove non-data lines or process line continuations?
Randal L. Schwartz
merlyn at stonehenge.com
Tue Dec 11 12:48:57 PST 2007
>>>>> "David" == David Alban <extasia at extasia.org> writes:
David> I'm leaning toward removing the non-data lines first. But I wanted to
David> see if anyone had any strong opinions or otherwise interesting
I've seen it done both ways. Whatever you do, make sure you can still
represent every possible input. If I recall correctly, there's some
combination of backslash and newline that cannot be represented in a csh
single-quoted string because they fouled that up.
In other words, "\\" at the end of the line should be a real "\", where "\" at
the end of the string should swallow the newline and backslash as if it
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