Sunday, November 23, 2008


Quotes are widely used in scripting languages, including (but not limited to) Bash, SQL, Python, Tcl, Perl, PHP, JavaScript. However, there is no universal rule for quotes. Most languages support single quote (') or double quote ("), while others have their own quotes like triple quote (''' or """), or braces ({, }). When one should code in a combination of different languages, the quotes would definitely confues programmers, not mentioning variable substitution, regular expression, etc.

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