from string to raw string
pyjunk at shaw.ca
Tue Dec 14 06:39:36 CET 2004
I recently asked the same question, the response I got was that just use
the string. There is no raw string object so the conversion doesn't
exist. As far as I know, I haven't run into any problem
Take a try. Please let me know if there is any problem with this approach.
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?
> I am interested in this for the use of regular expressions. I would like to
> be able to accept re patterns as inputs either from a file or from a GUI
> tool and I would like to allow those inputs as regular strings and not force
> users to write patterns with double escapes.
> I naively thought there could be utilities for such a conversion either in
> the string module or the StringIO module but I don't see any utilities like
> So, any suggestions?
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