Coding Style: Quotes
Erik Max Francis
max at alcyone.com
Thu Sep 12 16:16:27 EDT 2002
John Waycott wrote:
> I'm curious if others have adopted any standards for choice of single
> double quotation marks to delimit strings. A look through the standard
> library reveals the choice of one over the other is rather arbitrary.
> suspect it really makes no difference, but the question has come up
> during a
> code review.
It really makes no difference (provided similar quotes are escaped in
the string), so it comes down to a simple matter of style. I personally
tend to use single quotes for simple keywords, the equivalent of
identifiers, or non-English data (such as HTML or XML fragments), and
double quotes for English phrases or text.
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