Question about quoting style.

Steven W. Orr steveo at syslang.net
Mon Oct 1 21:52:51 CEST 2007


Python has a number of "quoting" 'options' to help """with
times when""" one way may be more convenient than another.

In the world of shell scripting, I use a technique that I call minimal 
quoting. It works like this:

foo=bar			# No quotes needed
echo $foo		# Also none needed
baz='Hello there'	# Don't use double quotes. No iterpolation.
qaz="$baz $foo and grill" # Interpolation needs double quotes.

Is there some sort of best practices approach for when different types of 
quoting should be employed?

TIA

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