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Strings: double versus single quotes


On Sat, 23 May 2020 14:46:04 -0400
Dennis Lee Bieber <wlfraed at ix.netcom.com> wrote:

> On Sat, 23 May 2020 11:03:09 -0500, Tim Chase
> <python.list at tim.thechases.com> declaimed the following:
> 
> 
> >
> >But when a string contains both, it biases towards single quotes:
> >  
> >   >>> "You said \"No it doesn't\""  
> >   'You said "No it doesn\'t"'  
> 
> 	This is where using triple quotes (or triple apostrophes)
> around the entire thing simplifies it all... (except for a need to
> separate the four ending quotes)

Exactly, I also would opt for triple quotes in this case. 

> 
> >>> """You said "No it doesn't" """  
> 'You said "No it doesn\'t" '
> >>> '''You said "No it doesn't"'''  
> 'You said "No it doesn\'t"'
> >>>   
> 
> 	NO \ escapes needed on the input strings.
> 
> >>> print("""You said "No it doesn't" """)  
> You said "No it doesn't" 
> >>> print('''You said "No it doesn't"''')  
> You said "No it doesn't"
> >>>   
> 
> 


-- 
Manfred