Variables escaping quotes

Erik Max Francis max at alcyone.com
Tue Aug 20 02:22:13 CEST 2002


Blistex wrote:

> Is there a way for a variable to escape quotation marks?  For example:
> 
> x=10
> print "The husband only had $x minutes to live before his wife, in a
> rage
> of fury and wrath, would descend upon him like a thousand, shrieking
> banshees, to rend his life (not to mention his manhood) from his
> cowering
> body."
> 
> where $x represents the number 10, not literally $x.

Something close:

	x = 10
	print "The husband had only %(x)d minutes to live." % locals()

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