Bug? exec converts '\n' to newline in docstrings!?

Stargaming stargaming at gmail.com
Mon Jul 30 19:34:45 CEST 2007


On Mon, 30 Jul 2007 11:00:14 -0500, Edward K Ream wrote:

>> The problem is because you are trying to represent a Python
> program as a Python string literal, and doing it incorrectly.
> 
> Yes, that is exactly the problem.  Thanks to all who replied.  Changing
> changing '\n' to '\\n' fixed the problem.

Raw strings (r'this \n will stay') might help, too. See http://
docs.python.org/ref/strings.html#l2h-14



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