from string to raw string

Scott David Daniels Scott.Daniels at Acm.Org
Wed Dec 15 22:59:48 CET 2004

Dan Perl wrote:
> Is there a way to convert a regular string to a raw string so that one could 
> get from '\bblah' to r'\bblah' other than parsing the string and modifying 
> the escapes?

Assuming you might mean something else, that something else might be:

    s = r'no_tab_\t_here'
    len(s.split()) == 1
    len(s.decode('string_escape').split()) == 2
    s = 'tab_\t_here'
    len(s.split()) == 2
    len(s.encode('string_escape').split()) == 1

-Scott David Daniels
Scott.Daniels at Acm.Org

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