raw strings

Michele Simionato mis6 at pitt.edu
Tue Oct 8 23:28:30 CEST 2002

Is there a function which converts a string in a raw string ?

I mean: if for instance

>>> s='\*hello\*\n'

I want a function raw_string such that

>>> rs=raw_string(s)

is equal to r'\*hello\*\n'.

I tried with

raw_string=lambda s: repr(s)[1:-1]

but doesn't work since the '\*' are escaped to '\\*' whereas r'\*'='\*'.

There must be an internal function doing what I want, but I don't find it.


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