CREATE TABLE statement as an example:
It turns out that SQLite is very flexible when it comes to the whitespace used between tokens in a statement (from the docs):
Ordinary SQL statements are free-form, and can be spread across multiple lines, and can have whitespace and comments anywhere.
Knowing this, it dawned on me that there was really no benefit in trying to concatenate everything into a single-line string. It only took rewriting a single statement to use template literals before I was hooked. Here’s the same statement from above tidied up using template literals: