[New-bugs-announce] [issue7615] unicode_escape codec does not escape quotes

Richard Hansen report at bugs.python.org
Fri Jan 1 04:28:27 CET 2010

New submission from Richard Hansen <rhansen at bbn.com>:

The description of the unicode_escape codec says that it produces "a
string that is suitable as Unicode literal in Python source code." [1] 
Unfortunately, this is not true as it does not escape quotes.  For example:

  print u'a\'b"c\'\'\'d"""e'.encode('unicode_escape')



I have attached a patch that fixes this issue by escaping single quotes.
 With the patch applied, the output is:


I chose to only escape single quotes because:
  1.  it simplifies the patch, and
  2.  it matches string_escape's behavior.

[1] http://docs.python.org/library/codecs.html#standard-encodings

components: Unicode
files: unicode_escape_single_quotes.patch
keywords: patch
messages: 97112
nosy: rhansen
severity: normal
status: open
title: unicode_escape codec does not escape quotes
type: behavior
versions: Python 2.6, Python 2.7
Added file: http://bugs.python.org/file15716/unicode_escape_single_quotes.patch

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