Yes, I completely agree. I think you meant to reply to a different message in the thread, but I know what you mean.
A few languages supporting heredocs:
One of many things I like about heredocs is that using them is much less cluttered than a series of print/echo statements. It allows me to better concentrate on the content within the heredoc, such as an email message, a help blurb, or anything else that tends to be multiline.
> Please drop by "http://theperlreview.com/" and read Ed Summer's article "Paying Homage to Perl (PHP) " in V.0-I.7
Interestingly, that PDF file contains an article "Separating Code, Presentation, and Configuration -- brian d foy" which makes use of heredocs in Perl :-)