Double quotes versus single quotes in programming

Tags: programming style python

Why settle on double quotes? They anticipate apostrophes in English text. They match the docstring standard described in PEP 257. An empty string in double quotes ("") is impossible to confuse with a one double-quote regardless of fonts and syntax highlighting used. On top of this, double quotes for strings are consistent with C which Python interacts a lot with.

From "The Black code style" [1].

References

  1. https://black.readthedocs.io/en/stable/the_black_code_style.html