[Python-Dev] Strings: '\012' -> '\n'

Eric S. Raymond esr@thyrsus.com
Tue, 16 Jan 2001 06:20:18 -0500

Finn Bock <bckfnn@worldonline.dk>:
> I like it, because it removes yet another difference between Python and
> Jython. Jython happens to handle these chars specially: \n, \t, \b, \f
> and \r.

This is an argument for adding \b and \f to the special set in
CPython.  If the BDFL looks benignly on adding \v and \a, those
should go into Jython's special set too.
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