How to use newline '\n' in f-string to format output in Python 3.6?

I would like to know how to format this case in a Pythonic way with f-strings:

    names = ['Adam', 'Bob', 'Cyril']
    text = f"Winners are:\n{'\n'.join(names)}"
    print(text)

The problem is that '\' cannot be used inside the {...} expression portions of an f-string. Expected output:

    Winners are:
    Adam
    Bob
    Cyril

You can't. Backslashes cannot appear inside the curly braces {}; doing so results in a SyntaxError:

    >>> f'{\}'
    SyntaxError: f-string expression part cannot include a backslash

This is specified in the PEP for f-strings:

Backslashes may not appear inside the expression portions of f-strings, [...]

One option is assinging '\n' to a name and then .join on that inside the f-string; that is, without using a literal:

    names = ['Adam', 'Bob', 'Cyril']
    nl = '\n'
    text = f"Winners are:{nl}{nl.join(names)}"
    print(text)

Results in:

    Winners are:
    Adam
    Bob
    Cyril

Another option, as specified by @wim, is to use chr(10) to get \n returned and then join there. f"Winners are:\n{chr(10).join(names)}"

Yet another, of course, is to '\n'.join beforehand and then add the name accordingly:

    n = "\n".join(names)
    text = f"Winners are:\n{n}"

which results in the same output.

Note:

This is one of the small differences between f-strings and str.format. In the latter, you can always use punctuation granted that a corresponding wacky dict is unpacked that contains those keys:

    >>> "{\\} {*}".format(**{"\\": 'Hello', "*": 'World!'})
    "Hello World!"

(Please don't do this.)

In the former, punctuation isn't allowed because you can't have identifiers that use them.

Aside: I would definitely opt for print or format, as the other answers suggest as an alternative. The options I've given only apply if you must for some reason use f-strings.

Just because something is new, doesn't mean you should try and do everything with it ;-)

From: stackoverflow.com/q/44780357