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