Gmail eats Python

Steven D'Aprano steve at
Sun Jul 26 06:04:53 CEST 2015

On Sun, 26 Jul 2015 02:34 am, Laura Creighton wrote:

> Gmail eats Python.
> We just saw this mail back from Sebastian Luque which says in part:
>>>> try: all_your_code_which_is_happy_with_non_scalars except
>>>> WhateverErrorPythonGivesYouWhenYouTryThisWithScalars:
>>>> whatever_you_want_to_do_when_this_happens
> Ow!  Gmail is understanding the >>> I stuck in as 'this is from the
> python console as a quoting marker and thinks it can reflow that.

That's one of the reasons I have my Python prompt set to "py> ". 


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