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Indented multi-line strings

On Mon, Jun 4, 2018 at 11:54 PM, Dan Strohl <D.Strohl at f5.com> wrote:
>> >
>> No-one is saying a method is *worse* than a standalone function - they are
>> just saying it's *not sufficiently better* to justify creating a string method that
>> replicates an existing stdlib function.
> What about performance?  I would expect a string method to perform better than a stdlib function.  (no?)  Especially if it's something that could be used commonly it seems like having that function be of higher performance would be a benefit?
> At least for me, when I do use this, it's often in places like logging where it could well be called a lot.

Considering that a method on a string literal is a plausible candidate
for constant folding, it most definitely could perform better; it
could perform as well as the string literal itself does.