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Raw string literal in C++

  • Difficulty Level : Easy
  • Last Updated : 02 Jul, 2019

In C++, to escape characters like “\n” we use an extra “\”. From C++ 11, we can use raw strings in which escape characters (like \n \t or \” ) are not processed. The syntax of raw string is that the literal starts with R”( and ends in )”.

Let’s see an example to see raw string literal in C++:

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// C++ program to demonstrate working of raw string.
#include <iostream>
using namespace std;
int main()
    // A Normal string
    string string1 = "Geeks.\nFor.\nGeeks.\n"
    // A Raw string
    string string2 = R"(Geeks.\nFor.\nGeeks.\n)"
    cout << string1 << endl;
    cout << string2 << endl;
    return 0;





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