[portland] Generating .tex From Python Code
adam at therobots.org
Fri Apr 4 00:38:38 CEST 2008
If you want to avoid backslashes being treated as control chars in
strings, prefix them with r:
str = r"[\%#]*"
I often use this with regular expressions.
On Apr 3, 2008, at 3:19 PM, Jesse Hallett <hallettj at gmail.com> wrote:
> Since backslashes are generally parsed as escape characters, I believe
> you would get the right results if you replaced all of the backslashes
> (\) in strings with double backslashes (\\).
> Be aware that some languages treat backslashes as escape characters in
> strings enclosed in double quotes (") but in strings enclosed in
> quotes('). I don't remember whether Python does this; but if it does,
> then another solution would be to replace all of your double quotes
> single quotes.
> Rich Shepard wrote:
>> On Thu, 3 Apr 2008, Rich Shepard wrote:
>>> I made python mistakes in the code? For example, why is the last
>>> line of the
>>> preamb comment truncated by two letters? Why are other letters
>> OK. I suspect that \t it taken as a tab rather than a literal,
>> and that \b
>> is seen as bold rather than as a literal.
>> Clues welcome!
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