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

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Fri May 11 01:34:11 CEST 2007

On 5/10/07, "Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:
> >> 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?

Fair enough.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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