[Python-Dev] tokenize string literal problem
C or L Smith
smiles at worksmail.net
Sat Oct 24 08:33:10 CEST 2009
C or L Smith wrote:
> I need to find code snippets which are located in docstrings.
> Docstrings, being string literals should be able to be parsed out
> with tokenize. But tokenize is giving the wrong results (or I am
> doing something wrong) for this (pathological) case:
> def bar():
> A quoted triple quote is not a closing
> of this docstring:
> >>> print '"""'
> """ # <-- this is the closing quote
I now see that I've created a code snippet that is invalid. Myopia. The thing that pythonWin was doing correctly was displaying my sample STRING not code. I had delimited the code with triple-single-quotes so it showed up correctly. In fact, if entered as code it would show the need to delimit the docstring contents with ''' rather than """.
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