assigning multi-line strings to variables
debatem1 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 28 05:06:33 CEST 2010
On Tue, Apr 27, 2010 at 10:51 PM, goldtech <goldtech at worldpost.com> wrote:
> On Apr 27, 7:33 pm, MRAB <pyt... at mrabarnett.plus.com> wrote:
>> 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
> Only seems to work when there's a '... ' on the 2nd line. I need a way
> to assign large blocks of text to a variable w/out special formatting.
The '...' is the interpreter's way of telling you that you are in a
block, e.g. a function definition, with statement, etc.
The '\n' you see in the middle of the string is the newline
character. If you try to print the string, the expected
>>> d = """dddddddddddddddd
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