Difference between " and '
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Fri Jul 22 09:24:22 CEST 2005
Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> Michael Hoffman wrote:
>> John Machin wrote:
>>> b83503104 at yahoo.com wrote:
>>>> Can someone tell me the difference between single quote and double
>>> >>> ord("'") - ord('"')
>> Very zen.
> But unfortunately incorrect, since the original poster didn't ask for
> the difference between the ordinal values of the single quote and double
> quote characters, but for the difference between the characters themselves.
It reminded me of a zen koan, because although it was a joke at the
expense of original poster, the true answer was still contained within
when the answerer had to use different kinds of quoting to quote single
and double quotes.
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