# A better way to handle multiline strings in python

I’m a PEP8 fanatic, which means my code always follows the style guidelines.
I’ve got both yapf and flake8 configured, and they can make my life a living hell if I try to fight them.

One of the guidelines that annoy me the most is the Maximum Line Length guideline.
I can follow it most of the time, but when I have a REALLY long string, I just can’t.

The following example violations the < 80 characters rule:

A quick fix would be to break the text to multiple lines and add \.
Not the prettiest solution, but there’s no other way, right?

I just found out that breaking the text and adding parenthesis has the same effect:

Not life changing, and I’m a bit embarrassed that it took me five years to figure this out.
I believe some of you didn’t know that either, so I’m taking one for the team :)