Coming from Perl

Ben Finney bignose+hates-spam at
Thu Sep 13 02:44:28 CEST 2007

Amer Neely <perl4hire at> writes:

> A question I have, if someone here is familiar with Perl, does Python
> have something like Perl's 'here document'?

I'm not sure exactly what behaviour you want, but Python accepts
literal strings to be triple-quoted (i.e. delimited by """ pairs or
''' pairs), which allows you to freely use literal line feed and quote
characters inside that string.


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