prefer_double_quotes

Group: style

Maturity: stable

Linter v0.1.88

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Using the Linter

DO use double quotes where they wouldn't require additional escapes.

That means strings with a double quote may use apostrophes so that the double quote isn't escaped (note: we don't lint the other way around, ie, a double quoted string with an escaped double quote is not flagged).

It's also rare, but possible, to have strings within string interpolations. In this case, its much more readable to use a single quote somewhere. So single quotes are allowed either within, or containing, an interpolated string literal. Arguably strings within string interpolations should be its own type of lint.

BAD:

useStrings(
    'should be double quote',
    r'should be double quote',
    r'''should be double quotes''')

GOOD:

useStrings(
    "should be double quote",
    r"should be double quote",
    r"""should be double quotes""",
    'ok with " inside',
    'nested ${a ? "strings" : "can"} be wrapped by a double quote',
    "and nested ${a ? 'strings' : 'can be double quoted themselves'}");

Incompatible with: prefer_single_quotes.