[Tutor] Style help: long strings with formatting
alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Tue Jul 29 19:21:12 CEST 2008
"W W" <srilyk at gmail.com> wrote
> output = "At an average weekly savings of $%.02f, your monthly
> savings will
> be $%.02f. \n Your annual savings will be $%.02f." % (diff,
> print output.
> As you can see, it's very much longer than the 72 characters
> suggested in
> the PEP 8 found here: http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0008/
Use a triple quoted string for multiline output
output = """
At an average weekly savings of \t$%.02f,
your monthly savings will be \t$%.02f.
Your annual savings will be \t$%.02f.
""" % (diff, monthly_savings, annual_savings)
> I know it would be fairly trivial to split it up into several
> strings, and
> concatenating or printing each one.
Multiline strings are designed to save you having to do that.
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