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    Interpreting literal escape sequences from a file...

    I have a generic parser class which I have packaged as an exe. The program opens a configuration file which contains the parsing rules. The problem is when the user tries to define an escape sequence as a token. In a compiler environment this is as simple as

    parser.define("\t");

    But of course the compiler then converts this to the actual ASCII value for me.

    So I am looking for a standardized way to interpret all possible escape sequences as read from the configuration file.

    Any ideas?

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    Aha, thank you. Actually, the more I thought about it, it seems the traditional ones would work just fine, I'll just be sure to include a table along with the program that lists them for the user, for posterity.

    Thanks for the input, Salem.

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