Unrecognized escape sequences in string literals

Steven D'Aprano steven at REMOVE.THIS.cybersource.com.au
Mon Aug 10 08:23:20 CEST 2009

On Sun, 09 Aug 2009 23:03:14 -0700, John Nagle wrote:

> if another escape character ever has to be
> added to the language, that may change the semantics of previously
> correct strings.

And that's the only argument in favour of prohibiting non-special 
backslash sequences I've seen yet that is even close to convincing.


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