Can I get a technical explanation on the following error

grocery_stocker cdalten at gmail.com
Sun May 24 22:14:44 CEST 2009


On May 24, 11:47 am, Hans Müller <heint... at web.de> wrote:
> Try this:
>
> print "\\"
>
> \ is the escape character, it masks the meaning of the next chararcter.
>
> If you write print "\" python tries to print " (the meaning of " as
> the string delimiter is beeing masked) and finds no closing "
> This is why you got the error.
>

So something like

"\"

changes the meaning of " ? How? Does it just shift the ASCII bit(s)?



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