[Python-checkins] r86314 - in python/branches/release27-maint: Doc/tutorial/introduction.rst
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Mon Nov 8 03:12:57 CET 2010
Date: Mon Nov 8 03:12:57 2010
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r86310 | senthil.kumaran | 2010-11-08 09:53:13 +0800 (Mon, 08 Nov 2010) | 3 lines
Fix Issue 10303: a small clarification in the tutorial.
python/branches/release27-maint/ (props changed)
--- python/branches/release27-maint/Doc/tutorial/introduction.rst (original)
+++ python/branches/release27-maint/Doc/tutorial/introduction.rst Mon Nov 8 03:12:57 2010
@@ -178,6 +178,13 @@
>>> '"Isn\'t," she said.'
'"Isn\'t," she said.'
+The interpreter prints the result of string operations in the same way as they
+are typed for input: inside quotes, and with quotes and other funny characters
+escaped by backslashes, to show the precise value. The string is enclosed in
+double quotes if the string contains a single quote and no double quotes, else
+it's enclosed in single quotes. The :keyword:`print` statement produces a more
+readable output for such input strings.
String literals can span multiple lines in several ways. Continuation lines can
be used, with a backslash as the last character on the line indicating that the
next line is a logical continuation of the line::
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