Rawest raw string literals

Mikhail V mikhailwas at gmail.com
Thu Apr 20 11:58:10 EDT 2017


On 20 April 2017 at 17:44, Mikhail V <mikhailwas at gmail.com> wrote:
> Quite often I need raw string literals for concatenating console commands.
> I want to input them exactly as they are in python sources.
>
> There is r"" string, but it is obviously not enough because e.g. this:
> s = r"ffmpeg -i  "\\server-01\D\SER_Bigl.mpg" "
>
> is not valid.
>
> The closest I've found is triple quote literal:
> s = r"""ffmpeg -i  "\\server-01\D\SER_Bigl__" """
>
> This is what I use now, still there is problem: last quote inside the string
> needs escaping or a space character before closing triple quote,
> otherwise there is again an error.
>
> What I think: why there is no some built-in function, for example like:
> s = raw("ffmpeg -i  "\\server-01\D\SER_Bigl__"")
>
> which would just need *one* quote sign in the beginning and on the end.
> Would it be useful, what do you think? I think looks better than triple quote.
> In the past there were quite a lot additions to string manipulation,
> probably there is already something like this.

A function probably would not be possible to implement directly,
but probably such a syntax for example:
s = r"ffmpeg -i  "\\server-01\D\SER_Bigl.mpg""r

i.e. an opening and closing "r" particle.


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