Question About Running Python code
ian.g.kelly at gmail.com
Thu Oct 16 03:31:31 CEST 2014
On Oct 15, 2014 7:04 PM, "Cameron Simpson" <cs at zip.com.au> wrote:
> On 15Oct2014 16:09, Dan Stromberg <drsalists at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 15, 2014 at 3:50 PM, ryguy7272 <ryanshuell at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> #1) That's very bizarre to mix single quotes and double quotes in a
single language. Does Python actually mix single quotes and double
>> I'm not sure what you mean by "mix". C uses single quotes and double
>> quotes, right?
> Yes, but it uses single quotes for characters (a single byte integer
type) and double quotes for strings. Python doesn't really have a single
character type, and lets the user use either quote mark as they see fit.
Ryan finds this unfamiliar.
In any case, it's hardly bizarre; it's common among interpreted languages.
Other languages that allow both single- and double-quote strings include
ECMAScript and Lua. Perl, PHP and Ruby also have both variants but
distinguish between them for interpolation.
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