Triple quoted repr
Delaney, Timothy C (Timothy)
tdelaney at avaya.com
Thu Jun 3 05:25:35 CEST 2004
Edward C. Jones wrote:
> On 2003-09-04, Rasmus Fogh said:
> > I need a way of writing strings or arbitrary Python code that will
> > a) allow the strings to be read again unchanged (like repr)
> > b) write multiline strings as multiline strings instead of escaping
> > the \n's.
> > A repr function that output triple-quoted strings with explicit
> > (non-escaped) linebreaks would be perfect.
> > Failing that, what is the simplest way to get close to the goal?
> There were no responses. Anyone have an answer?
Perhaps something like:
s = repr("'''multi\n'line'\nstring'''")
s = "'''%s'''" % (s[1:-1].replace('\\n', '\n').replace("'''",
which changes \n to a linefeed, \r to a carriage return, and ''' to an
escaped form (in case you have a triple-quoted string with the same
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