> When the line block implementation was done to allow "|" as
> an introductory character for a line block, should the
> documentation for quoted literal block have removed the
> "|" from it's list?
No; there's no good reason to remove it and backwards compatibility
> Or is a line block considered to be a kind of literal block?
No. A literal block is indicated by "::", plus either indentation or
a per-line quote character prefix. The character used for quoting may
be any non-alphanumeric printable ASCII; the actual character used is
In other words,
| is a literal block
| is a line block
David Goodger <http://python.net/~goodger>