Re: the meaning of r’.......‘

Discussion in 'Python' started by Terry Reedy, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. Terry Reedy

    Terry Reedy Guest

    On 7/23/2012 3:59 AM, Chris Angelico wrote:
    > On Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 5:56 PM, levi nie <> wrote:
    >> the meaning of r’.......‘?

    >
    > It's a raw string.
    >
    > http://docs.python.org/py3k/tutorial/introduction.html#strings


    Strictly speaking, it is a raw string literal, which should be parsed as
    raw (string literal) and NOT as (raw string) literal. I know that the
    docs sometimes leave off 'literal', but that sometimes confuses people
    that there is such a thing as a raw string instance.

    --
    Terry Jan Reedy
     
    Terry Reedy, Jul 23, 2012
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