On Mon, Feb 22, 2021 at 6:00 AM Soni "They/Them" L. wrote:
local foo = "USAGE\n\z
Why do you want to put such unpleasant-looking thing in your code?
Lua offers much nicer variant:
local foo = [=[
If you want to indent it:
local foo = ([=[
:gsub("%f[^\n%z][ \t]*\\", "")
Please note that the text is more easily readable because you don't see all that \n\z-garbage.
IMO, "\z" is a good option for long strings of data (kilobytes of hexadecimal digits).
But for human-readable text the preferred option is long brackets.