..  unescape_string(s::AbstractString) -> AbstractString

General unescaping of traditional C and Unicode escape sequences. Reverse of :func:`escape_string`. See also :func:`print_unescaped`.


In the Julia programming language, the function unescape_string(s::AbstractString) -> AbstractString is used for general unescaping of traditional C and Unicode escape sequences. It serves as the reverse of the escape_string function.

To provide examples, it's important to note that the unescape_string function is not a built-in function in Julia. However, you can achieve similar functionality using the replace function and regular expressions.

julia> function unescape_string(s::AbstractString)
           replace(s, r"\n" => "\n", r"\t" => "\t", r"\"" => "\"")

julia> unescape_string("Hello\\nWorld")

julia> unescape_string("Julia\\tProgramming")

julia> unescape_string("\\\"Escaped\\\"")

In the above examples, we define a custom unescape_string function that uses the replace function and regular expressions to unescape common escape sequences. The \\n is replaced with a newline character, \\t is replaced with a tab character, and \\" is replaced with a double-quote character.

Please note that this is a basic example of how you can achieve unescaping functionality in Julia. For more complex unescaping requirements, additional regular expressions or logic may be needed.

See Also

ascii, base64decode, Base64DecodePipe, base64encode, Base64EncodePipe, bin, bits, bytestring, charwidth, chomp, chop, chr2ind, contains, endswith, escape_string, graphemes, ind2chr, iscntrl, istext, isupper, isvalid, join, lcfirst, lowercase, lpad, lstrip, normalize_string, num2hex, parseip, randstring, readuntil, replace, repr, rpad, rsplit, rstrip, search, searchindex, split, startswith, string, stringmime, strip, strwidth, summary, takebuf_string, ucfirst, unescape_string, uppercase, utf16, utf32, utf8, wstring,

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