Triple-quoted strings hath not the Python-nature
ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand
Tue Oct 21 10:58:57 CEST 2008
If triple-quoted strings had the Python-nature, then they would take
indentation into account. Thus:
would be equivalent to
"this\n is a\n multi-line\nstring."
"this\n is a\n multi-line\n string."
The rule would be: the exact same whitespace characters at the beginning of
the line on which the triple-quoted string starts must also occur at the
start of the lines on which the string continues; these are stripped off
and not included in the string contents. Any additional whitespace is of
course part of the string.
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