'concatenating''strings'

Chris Liechti cliechti at gmx.net
Thu Aug 8 20:26:02 CEST 2002


hwlgw at hotmail.com (Will Stuyvesant) wrote in 
news:cb035744.0208081004.589ed61 at posting.google.com:
>>>> '''3'
> KeyboardInterrupt
>>>> # that did hang with the cursor on the next line so I had to press
> CTRL-c

you stared a triple quote string but not finished it.

> Totally unimportant but unexpected behaviour.
> Looks like you can not concatenate the empty string '' to 'something'
> without using the + operator.

thats documented behaviour:
http://python.org/doc/current/ref/string-catenation.html

likely stolen from C where this trick is important for macro magic. in 
python its useful for longs strings to split them over multiple lines, 
without including newlines (what a triple quote string would do)

chris

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