Hot to split string literals that will across two or more lines ?

Ben Finney bignose+hates-spam at
Fri Nov 18 04:38:43 CET 2005

Xiao Jianfeng <fdu.xiaojf at> wrote:
> I need to print a long sting, which is two long so it must expand
> two lines.

How is this string being constructed in the source? If it exists as a
single long string, why must it be so long?

Some techniques you may not be aware of:

    >>> chunks = ["abc", "def", "ghi"]
    >>> s = ''.join(chunks) 
    >>> print s

    >>> s = "#" * 10
    >>> print s

You can, of course, modify the above so that they join or multiply to
create much longer strings.

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Ben Finney

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