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  Re: Output_File_Name -- quoted string question  
From: Alain
Date: 12 May 2013 20:50:45
Message: <519038e5$1@news.povray.org>

> On 12-5-2013 16:36, Stephen wrote:
>> It also works with "\" instead of "\\" as Thomas posted.
>>
>
> In some cases double back slashes are needed instead of single ones, I
> found out by experience. In particular, when declaring names to be used
> later in the code, like:
>
> #declare Terragen_Sky_Name = "Terragen files\\Skies\\Pano_09_0h_50a_"
>
> Not sure why that is though.
>
> Thomas
>

The back slash is the escape character in strings. For example, "\n" is 
used as a new line character, if you have \Skies\Pano,
it get parsed as "\s" "kies" "\p" "ano"
\s stand for the control character DC3 and \p for DLE


Alain


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