When does the escape character work within raw strings?

Rhodri James rhodri at wildebst.demon.co.uk
Sun May 24 00:34:15 CEST 2009


On Sat, 23 May 2009 22:05:10 +0100, walterbyrd <walterbyrd at iname.com>  
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?

How can there be?  They all have different requirements, after all.
In C, for example, you wouldn't expect "^\\s*[qwerty]+" to be remotely
useful as a printf() format, but it might be exactly what you want for
some regular expression library.

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Rhodri James *-* Wildebeeste Herder to the Masses



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