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

Ron Adam rrr at ronadam.com
Thu May 3 15:55:13 CEST 2007

Benji York wrote:
> 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.

Are you sure?

 >>> print r'\"'

It's just a '\' here.

These are raw strings if you didn't notice.


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