from string to raw string
danperl at rogers.com
Tue Dec 14 05:46:45 CET 2004
Yeah, you're right. I got it all twisted in my mind. It's late and I must
be getting tired.
"Brian Beck" <exogen at gmail.com> wrote in message
news:cplqc9$4rj$1 at eeyore.INS.cwru.edu...
> 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?
> There's no such thing as a raw string, only raw string literals. In other
> words, it's a syntax to tell the Python interpreter which characters in
> your string are 'special' and has no effect on strings not input as
> literals directly within your code. Strings from files or any input
> besides the interactive Python shell will already be what you're looking
> Brian Beck
> Adventurer of the First Order
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