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How to write raw strings to Python


On Wed, 05 Jul 2017 20:37:38 +0300, Jussi Piitulainen wrote:
> Sam Chats writes:
> 
> > On Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 9:09:18 PM UTC+5:30, Grant Edwards wrote:
> >> On 2017-07-05, Sam Chats <blahBlah at blah.org> wrote:
> >> 
> >> > I want to write, say, 'hello\tworld' as-is to a file, but doing
> >> > f.write('hello\tworld') makes the file look like:
> >> [...]
> >> > How can I fix this?
> >> 
> >> That depends on what you mean by "as-is".
> >> 
> >> Seriously.
> >> 
> >> Do you want the single quotes in the file?  Do you want the backslash
> >> and 't' character in the file?
> >> 
> >> When you post a question like this it helps immensely to provide an
> >> example of the output you desire.
> >
> > I would add to add the following couple lines to a file:
> >
> > for i in range(5):
> >     print('Hello\tWorld')
> >
> > Consider the leading whitespace to be a tab.
> 
> import sys
> 
> lines = r'''
> for line in range(5):
>     print('hello\tworld')
> '''
> 
> print(lines.strip())
> 
> sys.stdout.write(lines.strip())
> sys.stdout.write('\n')

Thanks! But will this work if I already have a string through a string variable, rather than using it directly linke you did (by declaring the lines variable)?
And, will this work while writing to files?

Sam