raw string

Shu-Hsien Sheu sheu at bu.edu
Sat Sep 20 21:23:58 CEST 2003

You should assign your variable a raw string, not putting the r to the

variable name

>>> name = r"kr\xdf6;ger"
>>> name.replace('\\', '&#')


>I can do the following replacement:
>-> 'kr෶ger'
>But how can I do this using a variable which contains the above string? 
>Obviously, the following code returns not the string with replacement 
>but the name of the variable itself:
>name = "kr\xdf6;ger"
>-> 'r"name"
>Sorry, if this is a stupid question but I have not found an answer so 
>far (or I have been using the wrong keywords for searching).
>Thanks for any help.

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