Raw Strings!

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at compaq.com
Thu Jun 17 00:22:30 CEST 1999


"Magnus L. Hetland" wrote:
> 
> The point with raw strings is that backslashes can be written
> out without being escaped.

Be warned that raw strings are not *quite* completely
raw! For example,

   s = r"\abc\def\"

is a syntax error. On the other hand,

   s = r"\abc\def\\"

is not. I'll leave you with the fun of trying to
guess what the resulting string contains...

They-should-really-be-called-rare-strings,
Greg




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