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A Cheeky Python Quine

7. 1. 2021

Here is a quine that I recently stumbled upon when playing around with Python. It is likely a „cheating“ quine, due to the fact that I’m using interpreter messages (hence the title of this short post), but I found it quite interesting anyway.

Here it is, saved as a file called a:

  File "a", line 1
    File "a", line 1
    ^
IndentationError: unexpected indent

Interestingly, it seems that Python 3.9 introduced absolute paths to the source file and changed the format a bit, so the quine would have to be adjusted like so:

  File "path/to/a", line 1
    File "path/to/a", line 1
IndentationError: unexpected indent

Not as cool as before 😢.