On 2019/11/09 04:49, Robert Elz wrote: > There's also > > The special characters '.', '*', '[', and '\\' > (<period>, <asterisk>, <left-square-bracket>, and <backslash>, > respectively) shall lose their special meaning within a bracket > expression. > ---- Is this really what the standard says, because '\\' is not a character, but 2 characters. They could use "\\" but if a backslash is between single quotes, it loses its special meaning. The only way to get a backslash when using single quotes that I've found is to end the single-quote then use the backslash. So if you wanted to insert single quotes in a string that is single-quoted, you would have to do this:
'this is a single-quote(SQ) quoted string using a SQ ('\'') within the single quote.' Alternatively using double-quotes or another quoting mechanism might be preferable. I find it odd that the standard would try to use a backslash within a SQ'd string as a literalizer.