Illegal literal or not?

Peter Hansen peter at engcorp.com
Sat Jan 25 20:28:48 CET 2003


Mel Wilson wrote:
> 
> In article <_RfY9.862$d66.98244 at newsread1.prod.itd.earthlink.net>,
> "LJ & MT Lareau" <ljlmtlvt at earthlink.net> wrote:
> >Is it possible to have Python produce the following literal output in the
> >interactive mode.
> >'"Let's try this!", they said.'
> >If so what is the Python statement. I've tried several ways
> >and can't seem to produce it.  Thanks for the help.
> 
> Just for weirdness' sake (there have been better answers)...
> 
> print "'" + '"' + "Let's try this!" + '"' + ', they said.' + "'"
> 
> print ''.join (["'", '"', "Let's try this!", '"', ', they said.', "'"])

Or even weirder: 

>>> print '"'.join(["'", "Let's try this!", ", they said.'"])
'"Let's try this!", they said.'

And it uses several fewer list elements!  ;-)

-Peter




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