jraven at psu.edu
Fri May 5 09:28:02 EDT 2000
On Fri, 5 May 2000 15:05:09 +0200 (MEST), rei05 at gmx.de <rei05 at gmx.de> wrote:
>i have a string s and i need to replace the substring "'" (i.e. the
>symbol with ascii 146) with the substring "\'"; so i tried
>string.replace(s,"'","\'"), but this doesn`t work. anyone any
Well, there are two possible problems :
1. Try printing the string "\'" -- I don't think it's
what you want it to be.
Use r"\'" or "\\'" instead.
2. Strings are immutable, so s itself is not changed.
So all together,
new_s = string.replace(s, "'", r"\'")
should do the trick.
[I'm not sure if ' is the actual symbol you're interested in,
since that's ascii 39 for me, but this should work with whatever
you want in place of '.]
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