Unrecognized escape sequences in string literals

Duncan Booth duncan.booth at invalid.invalid
Mon Aug 10 11:41:52 CEST 2009

Steven D'Aprano <steven at REMOVE.THIS.cybersource.com.au> wrote:

> Or perhaps they should follow bash's lead, and map \C to C for every 
> character. If there were no special escapes at all, Windows
> programmers wouldn't keep getting burnt when they write
> "C:\\Documents\today\foo" and end up with something completely
> unexpected. 
> Oh wait, no, that still wouldn't work, because they'd end up with 
> C:\Documentstodayfoo. So copying bash doesn't work.

There is of course no problem at all so long as you stick to writing your 
paths as MS intended them to be written: 8.3 and UPPERCASE



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