[Python-ideas] raw strings

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Tue Oct 2 03:16:37 CEST 2007

Clark Maurer wrote:
> Quote-doubling is a
> mechanism which should be used ONLY for raw strings.

But there would be two quoting mechanisms in the *language*,
and you would have to remember which type of string used

> This would be consistent with C#, REXX, and Slick-C. 
 > It's very natural to me.

But *un*-natural to anyone not familiar with those
languages, and confusing to anyone expecting consistency
between one kind of string and another within the
same language.

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