Adoption of perl/javascript-style regexp syntax

mats cronqvist <>
Tue Jun 2 09:59:53 CEST 2009


Geoffrey Biggs <> writes:

> Python provides a method of specifying strings they call "raw
> strings," which I find quite interesting. Basically, you prefix your
> string with r or R, and any backslashes are treated as literal
> characters rather than escape sequences. For example:
>
>>>> '\b'
> '\x08'
>>>> r'\b'
> '\\b'
>
> More info in the docs:
> http://docs.python.org/3.0/reference/lexical_analysis.html#string-and-bytes-literals
>
> I'm not sure how well it would work in Erlang, but it's certainly
> useful in Python for avoiding the headache-inducing backslash
> acrobatics necessary when writing the occasional complex regular
> expression.

  +1

  mats


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