Best Practice Question

Jean-Michel Pichavant jeanmichel at
Wed Feb 6 11:10:42 CET 2013

----- Original Message -----
> [...]
> > By the way, did someone ever notice that r'\' fails ? I'm sure
> > there's a
> > reason for that... (python 2.5) Anyone knows ?
> > 
> > r'\'
> > SyntaxError: EOL while scanning single-quoted string
> > 
> >
> "Even in a raw string, string quotes can be escaped with a backslash,
> but the backslash remains in the string; for example, r"\"" is a
> valid
> string literal consisting of two characters: a backslash and a double
> quote; r"\" is not a valid string literal (even a raw string cannot
> end
> in an odd number of backslashes). Specifically, a raw string cannot
> end
> in a single backslash (since the backslash would escape the following
> quote character). " -- python docs
> --

Thanks for the pointer.



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