UnicodeDecodeError: problem when path contain folder start with character 'u

aberry aberry at aol.in
Mon Jun 22 15:00:07 CEST 2009

I am facing an error on Unicode decoding of path if it contain a folder/file
name starting with character 'u' . 

Here is what I did in IDLE
1. >>> fp = "C:\\ab\\anil"
2. >>> unicode(fp, "unicode_escape")
3. u'C:\x07b\x07nil' 
4. >>> fp = "C:\\ab\\unil"
5. >>> unicode(fp, "unicode_escape")
7. Traceback (most recent call last):
8.   File "<pyshell#41>", line 1, in <module>
9.     unicode(fp, "unicode_escape")
10. UnicodeDecodeError: 'unicodeescape' codec can't decode bytes in position
5-9: end of string in escape sequence
11. >>> 

Not sure whether I am doing something wrong or this is as designed behavior 
any help appreciated


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