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

Hrvoje Nikšić hrvoje.niksic at avl.com
Mon May 14 12:40:40 CEST 2007

On Fri, 2007-05-11 at 13:06 -0700, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> >     attribution_pattern = re.compile(ur'(---?(?!-)|\u2014) *(?=[^ \n])')
> But wouldn't it be just as handy to teach the re module about \u and
> \U, just as it already knows about \x (and \123 octals)?

And \n, \r, etc.  Implementing \u in re is not only useful, but also

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