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Strings: double versus single quotes


On 20/05/20 6:26 AM, Chris Angelico wrote:
> On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 4:21 AM Manfred Lotz <ml_news at posteo.de> wrote:
>>
>> Hi there,
>> I am asking myself if I should preferably use single or double quotes
>> for strings?
>>
>> If I need a single quote in a string I would use double quotes for the
>> whole string and vice versa. For f-strings I mostly see double
>> quotes but single quotes would work as well I think.
>>
>> Is there a recommendation?
>>
> 
> Nothing strong. I tend to use double quotes because I have a
> background in C (where double quotes are for strings, single quotes
> for characters), and double quotes are the recommendation for
> docstrings (see PEP 258). If you tend to work a lot with SQL, you
> might prefer single quotes. Use whatever makes you happy.


Have been finding myself doing somewhat the opposite:

	"a literal string"
	f'a string featuring computation of { result }'

(never managed to make it as far as C in my alphabet skills, but yes, 
maybe SQL influences)

@Chris: are you on the night-shift?
-- 
Regards =dn