[Python-Dev] PEP 30XZ: Simplified Parsing

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Thu May 3 16:01:03 CEST 2007

Ron Adam schrieb:
> 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.

It's all in the implementation. The tokenizer takes it as an escape sequence
-- it doesn't specialcase raw strings -- the AST builder (parsestr() in ast.c)


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