New Python 3.0 string formatting - really necessary?

Steven D'Aprano steve at
Sun Dec 21 03:09:31 CET 2008

On Sat, 20 Dec 2008 17:54:09 -0800, r wrote:

> Would you like to elaborate on -why- escaped backslashes are needed in
> strings... i waiting???

If you can't escape backslashes in strings, how do you create a string 
containing a backslash?


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