[erlang-questions] Fwd: clarify: escaping strings in erl_scan:string / erl_parse:parse_term

Vlad Dumitrescu <>
Fri Dec 28 14:38:37 CET 2007


Hi,

On Dec 28, 2007 2:26 PM, Roberto Saccon <> wrote:
> But if I try to do the same with erl_scan:string and
> erl_parse:parse_term, it is tokenizing not as expected and parsing
> gives an error:
>
>
> 2> {ok,Tokens,_}=erl_scan:string("{a_string, \"foo(\"hi\")\"}.").

You have to escape even the backslashes in the inside string, like this:

{ok,Tokens,_}=erl_scan:string("{a_string, \"foo(\\\"hi\\\")\"}.").


best regards,
Vlad

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