Formatted printing in Python

By: Zed A. Shaw Printer Friendly Format    

Printing and formatting the printing is done quite often in any program. This simple python script just shows different ways of printing text and characters in python.

1 formatter = "%r %r %r %r"
3 print formatter % (1, 2, 3, 4)
4 print formatter % ("one", "two", "three", "four")
5 print formatter % (True, False, False, True)
6 print formatter % (formatter, formatter, formatter, formatter)
7 print formatter % (
8 "I had this thing.",
9 "That you could type up right.",
10 "But it didn't sing.",
11 "So I said goodnight."
12 )

What You Should See

$ python
1 2 3 4
'one' 'two' 'three' 'four'
True False False True
'%r %r %r %r' '%r %r %r %r' '%r %r %r %r' '%r %r %r %r'
'I had this thing.' 'That you could type up right.' "But it didn't sing." 'So I said goodnight.'

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