Multi-line JavaScript

In a case of, “I didn’t know you could do that,” I discovered via some random blog post I’ve now lost track of, that you can do multi-line JavaScript by escaping the line breaks.

var a = ‘You can start here \
and continue here \
and then finish it up here.’;

The backslash on each line allows you to keep going. It’s a little bit cleaner than opening and closing quotes and a concatenation operator on each line.

And now’s your chance to say, “I can’t believe you didn’t know that.”

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