[Python-3000] [Python-Dev] PEP 30XZ: Simplified Parsing

Benji York benji at benjiyork.com
Thu May 3 15:01:54 CEST 2007

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.
Benji York

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