Escaping certain characters

Jan Danielsson jan.danielsson at
Sun Jul 31 23:46:09 CEST 2005

Robert Kern wrote:
>> Hmm... On second thought, I need to escape more characters.
>> Is there no other way to escape characters in strings?
> Which characters?

   I need to escape '\n', '"', '[' and ']'. I finally went with a few of
string.replace('\n', '\\n')
string.replace('"', '\\"')

   I assume that's good enough, but I somehow expected there to exist
some form of "insert your conversion table here" built-in string escaper.

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