print string as raw string
Diez B. Roggisch
deets at nospam.web.de
Tue Feb 17 05:39:48 EST 2009
Mirko Dziadzka schrieb:
> Hi all
> I'm trying to find a way to output strings in the raw-string format, e.g.
> print_as_raw_string(r"\.") should output r"\." instead of "\\."
> Is there a better way than writing your own print function? Some magic
There is no need to do this. Rawstrings are only different wrt to their
parsing, the resulting string is the exact same.
r"\foo" == "\\foo"
type(r"\foo") == type("\\foo")
So there is no way to write something that distinguishes them.
Can it be that you are fooled by the repr() of strings in the interpreter?
This is nothing to worry about, it's just the interpreter doing an
implicit repr-call for the objects it displays.
If instead you'd do
>>> print r"\foo"
you get what you want.
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