assigning multi-line strings to variables

MRAB python at mrabarnett.plus.com
Wed Apr 28 04:33:51 CEST 2010


goldtech wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> This is undoubtedly a newbie question. How doI assign variables
> multiline strings? If I try this i get what's cited below. Thanks.
> 
> 
>>>> d="ddddd
> ddddd"
>>>> d
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "<interactive input>", line 1, in <module>
> NameError: name 'd' is not defined

Use a triple-quoted string literal:

 >>> d = """ddddd
... ddddd"""
 >>> d
'ddddd\nddddd'



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