Create a backslash-escaped version of a string?

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Sat Feb 13 16:26:52 CET 2010


In article <aa6966f8-4dda-4e5b-ab7c-828faaff6ee3 at 36g2000yqu.googlegroups.com>,
boblatest  <boblatest at googlemail.com> wrote:
>
>I'd like to have control characters in a string to be converted to
>their backslash-escaped counterparts. I looked in the encoders section
>of the string module but couldn't find anything appropriate. I could
>write it myself but I'm sure something of the sort exists. The
>hypothetical method "c_escaped()" would work like this:
>
>>>> a="abc\rdef"
>>>> print a.c_escaped()
>abc\rdef
>>>>

This is a little different from what you want, but just for the sake of
completeness:

>>> print repr(a)[1:-1]
abc\rdef
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