When does the escape character work within raw strings?
robert.kern at gmail.com
Sat May 23 23:29:23 CEST 2009
On 2009-05-23 16:05, walterbyrd wrote:
> On May 22, 12:22 pm, "Rhodri James"
>> How do you know how a string object is going to be treated by any
>> given function? Read the Fine Manual for that function.
> So am I to understand that there is no consistency in string handling
> throughout the standard modules/objects/methods?
> Seems to make python a lot more complicated than it needs to be, but
*Any* language would have such issues. Different functions do different things
to its inputs. That's why you have different functions. I certainly wouldn't
want my HTML parser to treat its inputs as if they were regular expressions.
"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
an underlying truth."
-- Umberto Eco
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