Author r.david.murray
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Date 2017-07-11.17:53:19
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Also note that we have fixed a number of bugs in the stdlib code where a raw string was not used for a docstring when it should have been.  And when I say bugs, I mean both formatting problems in pydoc, and doctest bugs.  There may even have been a case where it produced a code bug, but I'm not sure I'm recalling that correctly :)

So yes, requiring that a docstring containing backslashes be marked as a raw string is very intentional.
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