[issue3624] Null byte \0 not listed as a possible escape sequence

Matt Aasted report at bugs.python.org
Thu Aug 21 01:04:03 CEST 2008

New submission from Matt Aasted <aasted at gmail.com>:

In current, future and past documentation, the valid escape sequence \0
(equivalent to \x00) is missing from the list of possible escape
sequences in the documentation. As far as I can tell, it is not a case
covered by any of the other elements in the list, and is valid python
though I have only tested current (2.5.2) for it.

Current version can be found here: http://docs.python.org/ref/strings.html

assignee: georg.brandl
components: Documentation
messages: 71590
nosy: georg.brandl, voket
severity: normal
status: open
title: Null byte \0 not listed as a possible escape sequence
versions: Python 2.1.1, Python 2.1.2, Python 2.2, Python 2.2.1, Python 2.2.2, Python 2.2.3, Python 2.3, Python 2.4, Python 2.5, Python 2.6, Python 2.7, Python 3.0, Python 3.1

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