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Python Python Basics (2015) Python Data Types Strings

Kyle Curtis
Kyle Curtis
641 Points

Ways to add spacing when adding strings

In the video "strings" in Learn Python, Kenneth adds strings together like this:

'Hello ' + 'there'

The spacing is after 'Hello' , which makes it so it's not one word like: 'Hellothere'. However I have also seen people write code like this:

'Hello' + ' ' + 'there'

The spacing is added as a string itself. Is this also a good way to add strings together? I know the way in the video requires less code but I was just wondering if this is a good alternative.

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
208,479 Points

:bell: Hi, I got alerted by your tag.

I would never concatenate literals in code, but just make a larger literal from them. So in this case, instead of either of the options shown, I would simply write: 'Hello there'.

I would use concatenation to join variables to literals or to each other.