I was going to submit an answer but it would have to import a module (which is built-in to Python). This makes my answer two-lined, because of the import. Is this acceptable?

  • \$\begingroup\$ no, but in most languages (not python though) it's shorter. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Aug 15, 2016 at 23:40

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Of course it is acceptable. :)

Your answer can span as many lines as you like (in fact, there are many languages used around here where most programs have to span multiple lines). Just add the required linefeeds to your byte count. Simple example:


Would be 11 bytes. (Unless the program requires a trailing linefeed as well, in which case it would be 12 bytes, but I don't think you'll have to worry about that in Python.)

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    \$\begingroup\$ Thanks! I'll submit the answer :) \$\endgroup\$
    – iPhynx
    Commented Aug 15, 2016 at 16:38
  • \$\begingroup\$ Oops. I won't accept it... Built-in constants that contain 9 or more of the above characters are disallowed. \$\endgroup\$
    – iPhynx
    Commented Aug 15, 2016 at 16:40
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    \$\begingroup\$ Your comment seems to be quite out of context. If you are asking with regard of a specific question please link it. \$\endgroup\$
    – flawr
    Commented Aug 15, 2016 at 18:00
  • \$\begingroup\$ Yeah. Sorry. Question \$\endgroup\$
    – iPhynx
    Commented Aug 17, 2016 at 17:02

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