[Python-checkins] r86314 - in python/branches/release27-maint: Doc/tutorial/introduction.rst

senthil.kumaran python-checkins at python.org
Mon Nov 8 03:12:57 CET 2010

Author: senthil.kumaran
Date: Mon Nov  8 03:12:57 2010
New Revision: 86314

Merged revisions 86310 via svnmerge from 

  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)

Modified: python/branches/release27-maint/Doc/tutorial/introduction.rst
--- 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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