Ron Adam wrote:
The following inconsistency still bothers me, but I suppose it's an edge case that doesn't cause problems.
print r"hello world\"
File "<stdin>", line 1 print r"hello world\" ^ SyntaxError: EOL while scanning single-quoted string
In the first case, it's treated as a continuation character even though it's not at the end of a physical line. So it gives an error.
No, that is unrelated to line continuation. The \" is an escape sequence, therefore there is no double-quote to end the string literal.