what u'=' mean???

Ricardo Bugalho ricardo.b at zmail.pt
Thu Jul 17 18:39:37 CEST 2003


On Thu, 17 Jul 2003 12:24:57 -0300, Luiz Siqueira Neto wrote:

> What 
> ----
> u'=' 

Its just a unicode string.
The string constants in Python can be prefixed with a u. Instead of
building a string object for that constant, the interpreter will build a
Unicode string object.

You can also prefix them with r, to make the interpreter ignore escape
codes. 
For example:
>>> print 'a\nb'
a
b
>>> print 'a\\nb'
a\nb
>>> print r'a\nb'
a\nb
>>>

And you can use the combined ur prefix.


-- 
	Ricardo





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