assigning multi-line strings to variables

Ben Finney ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Wed Apr 28 05:24:49 CEST 2010


goldtech <goldtech at worldpost.com> writes:

> Only seems to work when there's a '... ' on the 2nd line.

You seem to be confused by the presentation of the interactive
interpreter. That text is a prompt.

> I need a way to assign large blocks of text to a variable w/out
> special formatting.

That's what triple-quoted string syntax is for.

You would do well to work through the entirety of the Python tutorial
<URL:http://docs.python.org/tutorial/>. Take the time to actually
perform each exercise and experiment until you understand the concept
being presented, before moving on.

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