[Python-Dev] \u and \U escapes in raw unicode string literals

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Fri May 11 01:26:35 CEST 2007

>> I actually disagree with that. It is fairly easy to include non-ASCII
>> characters in a raw Unicode string - just type them in.
> That violates the convention used in many places that source code
> should only contain printable ASCII, and all non-ASCII or unprintable
> characters should be written using \x or \u escapes.

Following that convention: How do you get a non-ASCII byte into
a raw byte string in Python 2.x?

You can't - so why should you be able to get a non-ASCII character
into a raw Unicode string?


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