[Python-Dev] Why both r'' and R'', u'' and U''?
Sun, 14 Jan 2001 16:01:19 -0500
>  We started with 4.
Na, *we* started with two, just ' and ". And at the time, I thought that
was arguably one too many already <wink>. Allowing the modifiers to be
case-insensitive seems to me much more Pythonic than the original sin of
making ' and " mean the same thing. OTOH, if only " had been allowed at the
start, we'd probably spell raw strings with ' today, and that doesn't really
scream that they're so very different from " strings.
leaving-this-one-be-ly y'rs - tim