Coding Style: Quotes

Michael Chermside mcherm at
Thu Sep 12 16:08:13 EDT 2002

Oren Tirosh wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 12, 2002 at 02:25:11PM +0000, John Waycott wrote:
>>I'm curious if others have adopted any standards for choice of single vs.
>>double quotation marks to delimit strings. [...]
> The default repr of a string uses single quotes unless the string 
> contains a single quote. Most of the time I use the same convention but 
> I'm not 100% consistent.
> For docstrings I always use triple double-quotes even if the docstring 
> fits in a single line.
> I use triple single-quotes to comment out blocks of code. This is very 
> useful since "if 0:" would require re-indentation.
> 	Oren

Encouragingly, I use EXACTLY the same conventions and practices that 
Oren does, having developed them independently for the same reasons.

-- Michael Chermside

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