? backslash was Re: [R] Editor alternative

Duncan Murdoch dmurdoch at pair.com
Wed Sep 13 14:38:31 CEST 2000

On Wed, 13 Sep 2000 08:02:25 -0400, "Yves Gauvreau" <cyg at sympatico.ca>
>I agree when you have a single path string to process it's ain't worth the
>trouble but what about situations where say you make use of a large number
>of Windows path string stored in a file or anywhere else and you want to
>process each of the files the path string points to? 

In that case you don't need to double the backslash.  If you're
reading character data from a file, R won't treat the backslashes as
escape characters.  It's only the parser that does that.

Duncan Murdoch
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