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George Scott

Allow double-quotes for string literals in Apex/SOQL

Salesforce Platform, Apex & Visualforce

Apex code uses single quotes (') to identify a string literal. For example: String a = 'hello'; Since Apex is derived from C/Java it would make sense that string literals would be marked by double quotes ("). Such as: String b = "hello"; For those programmers who work in multiple languages in can be quite frustrating when switching back and forth between other languages and Apex. Especially considering that most modern languages used in the Web (HTML, Javascript, Ruby, etc.) allow for string literals that use either single or double quotes, but Apex is the only language I use that requires single-quotes. Same change should be made to SOQL as well.

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