# ContinuationLinesInputter¶

class astropy.io.ascii.ContinuationLinesInputter[source]

Inputter where lines ending in continuation_char are joined with the subsequent line. Example:

col1 col2 col3
1       2 3
4 5       6


Attributes Summary

Methods Summary

 process_lines(self, lines) Process lines for subsequent use.

Attributes Documentation

continuation_char = '\\'
no_continue = None
replace_char = ' '

Methods Documentation

process_lines(self, lines)[source]

Process lines for subsequent use. In the default case do nothing. This routine is not generally intended for removing comment lines or stripping whitespace. These are done (if needed) in the header and data line processing.

Override this method if something more has to be done to convert raw input lines to the table rows. For example the ContinuationLinesInputter derived class accounts for continuation characters if a row is split into lines.