Write a short note on literals in Python.



Literals are data items that have a fixed value. 

Python has the following 4 literals:


1. String literals : the text enclosed in quotes  (single or double) is considered to be a string  literal.


  • “abc”
  • ‘d’
  • “123start”

2. Numeric literals: Numeric literals can be of type int, float or complex.


  • 10
  • 3.1497
  • 2+3i

3. Boolean literals: It represents one of  the two Boolean values.


  • True
  • False

 4. Special literals: None is a special literal that  indicates absence of a value and is generally  used to indicate end of lists in python. It  means that there is no useful information.

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