Why """, not '''?

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Thu Mar 6 08:11:47 CET 2008


On 06/03/2008, Dan Bishop <danb_83 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> On Mar 5, 7:24 pm, Matt Nordhoff <mnordh... at mattnordhoff.com> wrote:
>
> > Steven D'Aprano wrote:
>  > > Surely it would depend on the type of text: pick up any random English
>  > > novel containing dialogue, and you're likely to find a couple of dozen
>  > > pairs of quotation marks per page, against a few apostrophes.
>  >
>
> > That's an idea... Write a novel in Python docstrings.
>
>
> Or better yet, write in Python syntax.
>
>
>  assert len([man for man in now_alive() if
>  man.remembers(datetime.date(1775, 4, 18))]) <= HARDLY
>
>  lantern_count = {'land': 1, 'sea': 2}.get(british.location(), 0)
>  n_ch_twr.hang(Lantern() for _ in xrange(lantern_count))
>
>  if lantern_count:
>     for village in middlesex:
>         ride_thru(village)
>         spread_alarm(village)
>

That looks ported from lolcode.
http://lolcode.com/

Dotan Cohen

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A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
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