Multiline code - trailing slash usage

Steven Bethard steven.bethard at gmail.com
Thu Mar 15 16:19:30 CET 2007


abcd wrote:
> When do I need to use a trailing slash to separate code over multiple
> lines.
> 
> For example:
> 
> x = "hello world, this is my multiline " + \
>      "string!!!!"

Yes.

> 
> x = {'name' : \
>       'bob'}

No.

You don't need trailing slashes whenever there's a pair of {}, [] or () 
wrapping things.

I never use trailing slashes -- I just wrap the expression in parentheses.

STeVe



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