String constants are enclosed in double quotes (") and are automatically assigned the type string by the D compiler. You can define string constants of any length, limited only by the amount of memory DTrace is permitted to consume on your system. The terminating null byte (\0) is added automatically by the D compiler to any string constants that you declare. The size of a string constant object is the number of bytes associated with the string plus one additional byte for the terminating null byte.
A string constant may not contain a literal newline character. To create strings containing newlines, use the \n escape sequence instead of a literal newline. String constants may also contain any of the special character escape sequences defined for character constants in Table 2–5.