What does """ means in python?
roy at panix.com
Sat Feb 8 15:08:09 CET 2014
In article <72a7dd52-7619-4520-991e-20db7ce55ba3 at googlegroups.com>,
Sam <lightaiyee at gmail.com> wrote:
> For string, one uses "" to represent string. Below is a code fragment that
> uses """ instead.
> cursor.execute("""SELECT name, phone_number
> FROM coworkers
> WHERE name=%s
> AND clue > %s
> LIMIT 5""",
> (name, clue_threshold))
> What does """ means in python?
This is what's known as a "triple quoted string" It's just like a
regular string, except that it run across newlines. Very handy for
things like embedding SQL code in a Python program!
It works with single quotes too (i.e. '''this is
a very long string
spread out over several lines'''
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