A Cheeky Python Quine
released 7. 1. 2021, updated 19. 7. 2023
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
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 😢.