multiline strings and proper indentation/alignment
johnjsal at NOSPAMgmail.com
Wed May 10 03:10:42 CEST 2006
Gary Herron wrote:
> Gary John Salerno wrote:
>> How do you make a single string span multiple lines, but also allow
>> yourself to indent the second (third, etc.) lines so that it lines up
>> where you want it, without causing the newlines and tabs or spaces to be
>> added to the string as well?
>> Example (pretend this is all on one line):
>> self.DTD = '<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML
>> I want it to read:
>> self.DTD = '''<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN"\n
>> Or anything like that, but I don't want the extra newline or tabs to be
>> a part of the string when it's printed.
> The textwrap module has a function to do just the thing you want.
> *dedent*( text)
> Remove any whitespace that can be uniformly removed from the left of
> every line in text.
> This is typically used to make triple-quoted strings
> line up with the left edge of screen/whatever, while still
> presenting it in the source code in indented form.
> Gary Herron
But does this do anything to the newline character that gets added to
the end of the first line?
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