more on unescaping escapes
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Tue Feb 24 02:54:18 CET 2009
En Mon, 23 Feb 2009 23:31:20 -0200, bvdp <bob at mellowood.ca> escribió:
> Gabriel Genellina wrote:
>> En Mon, 23 Feb 2009 22:46:34 -0200, bvdp <bob at mellowood.ca> escribió:
>>> Chris Rebert wrote:
>>>> On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 4:26 PM, bvdp <bob at mellowood.ca> wrote:
>>>> [problem with Python and Windows paths using backslashes]
>>>> Is there any particular reason you can't just internally use regular
>>>> forward-slashes for the paths? [...]
>>> you are absolutely right! Just use '/' on both systems and be done
>>> with it. Of course I still need to use \x20 for spaces, but that is
>> Why is that? "\x20" is exactly the same as " ". It's not like %20 in
>> URLs, that becomes a space only after decoding.
> I need to use the \x20 because of my parser. I'm reading unquoted lines
> from a file. The file creater needs to use the form "foo\x20bar" without
> the quotes in the file so my parser can read it as a single token.
> Later, the string/token needs to be decoded with the \x20 converted to a
> So, in my file "foo bar" (no quotes) is read as 2 tokens; "foo\x20bar"
> is one.
> So, it's not really a problem of what happens when you assign a string
> in the form "foo bar", rather how to convert the \x20 in a string to a
> space. I think the \\ just complicates the entire issue.
Just thinking, if you was reading the string from a file, why were you
worried about \\ and \ in the first place? (Ok, you moved to use / so this
is moot now).
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