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

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Fri May 11 16:30:33 CEST 2007

On 5/10/07, "Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:
> Windows path names are one of the two primary applications of raw
> strings (the other being regexes).

I disagree with this use case; the r"..." notation was not invented
for this purpose. I won't compromise the escaping of quotes to
accommodate it. Nevertheless I think that \u and \U should lose their
special-ness in 3.0.

I'd like to hear from anyone who has access to *real code* that uses
\u or \U in a raw unicode string.

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

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