I have the above-mentioned error in
s1="some very long string............"
Does anyone know what I am doing wrong?
You are not putting a ” before the end of the line.
Use “”” if you want to do this:
""" a very long string ...... ....that can span multiple lines """
And careful to only use three quotation marks, I had four by accident and the error came you.
I had this problem – I eventually worked out that the reason was that I’d included
\ characters in the string. If you have any of these, “escape” them with
\\ and it should work fine.
(Assuming you don’t have/want line breaks in your string…)
How long is this string really?
I suspect there is a limit to how long a line read from a file or from the commandline can be, and because the end of the line gets choped off the parser sees something like
s1="some very long string.......... (without an ending
") and thus throws a parsing error?
You can split long lines up in multiple lines by escaping linebreaks in your source like this:
s1="some very long string.....\ ...\ ...."