Simple string formatting question

Aahz Maruch aahz at netcom.com
Tue Mar 14 18:17:14 CET 2000


In article <Pine.LNX.4.21.0003141559170.24868-100000 at fep132.fep.ru>,
Oleg Broytmann  <phd at phd.russ.ru> wrote:
>
>print '%5.3f %5.3f %5.3f 1i'%  \
>(temp_list[0],temp_list[1],temp_list[2],temp_list.index(min(temp_list)) + 1)
>
>   (backslash is escape character; escaping end-of-line means continue)

I have a strong distaste for the backslash line escape; whitespace at
the beginning of the line is visible, but whitespace at the end is not.
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