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verbatim: Get the text of a block comment.

version (2.04 KB) by Douglas Schwarz
Verbatim returns the text contained in the next block comment.


Updated 22 Mar 2009

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Have you ever wanted to include a block of text in your m-file without having to worry about quotes ('), end-of-line characters (\n) and other formatting issues? Verbatim will return exactly the text contained in the block comment following the call to verbatim. Example:

str = verbatim;
This is the text
that will be returned by verbatim.

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Douglas Schwarz (2020). verbatim: Get the text of a block comment. (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

Comments and Ratings (4)

Robert Schiessl


Muthu Annamalai

Excellent piece of code, to enable multi-line string literals in MATLAB

Patrick Mineault

Alexandre Gramfort

just works !

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2009a
Compatible with any release
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