simple string question

D'Arcy J.M. Cain darcy at
Mon Sep 7 16:37:18 CEST 2009

On Mon, 7 Sep 2009 15:29:23 +1000
"jwither" <jwither at> wrote:
> Given a string (read from a file) which contains raw escape sequences, 
> (specifically, slash n), what is the best way to convert that to a parsed 
> string, where the escape sequence has been replaced (specifically, by a 
> NEWLINE token)?

I don't know what your actual requirement is but maybe this fits:

exec("print '%s'" % x)

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