Newbie question - what is the 'r' operator?

Craig Findlay craigf at
Tue Feb 8 00:15:46 EST 2000

This is probably obvious but ...

I have seen example code where an 'r' prefix is used in from of a
string, eg r'mystring'

What does it do, I can't seem to locate any documentation about it.
Thanks in advance for any help.


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