find and remove "\" character from string
ivlenin at gmail.com
Sat Sep 15 22:33:27 CEST 2007
On Sat, 15 Sep 2007 19:34:45 +0300, Konstantinos Pachopoulos wrote:
> i have the following string s and the following code, which doesn't
> successfully remove the "\", but sucessfully removes the "\\".
There is no \\ in the string; there's one \ , which gets succesfully
> >>> s="Sad\\asd\asd"
When you write a string in the source code \\ gets changed to \ and \a
gets changed to "ASCII Bell (BEL)" (that's what the docs say), which is a
(non-printable) control code that is supposed to make the terminal beep.
> >>> newS=""
> >>> for i in s:
> ... if i!="\\":
Here, your test is true if i is not \
> ... newS=newS+i
> >>> newS
And here, you have a string containing no backslashes, but containing a
character with ASCII code 7; it turns out that ASCII code 7 is the "ASCII
Bell", i.e., the character that you added to the string when you wrote
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