[New-bugs-announce] [issue1984] The raw string r'\' fails

Neil Roques report at bugs.python.org
Thu Jan 31 23:26:08 CET 2008

New submission from Neil Roques:

Python's raw strings are supposed to prevent characters being
interpreted as special.  However entering the raw string r'\' into an
interactive session will result in:

Traceback (  File "<interactive input>", line 1
SyntaxError: EOL while scanning single-quoted string

Python seems to have escaped the close of the string, even though raw
strings are not supposed to ever escape characters.

components: Interpreter Core
messages: 61936
nosy: passage
severity: minor
status: open
title: The raw string r'\' fails
type: behavior
versions: Python 2.5

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