# Syntax

The purpose of raw string literals is to no longer have the need to escape characters such as \ ? ” by using another slash before that character (eg. \\ \? \”)

PROS

• Code is clearer

CONS

• The syntax is not very friendly: R”(example)”

## Paranthesis? Why we have those?

• The purpose of the parentheses is to allow you to specify a custom delimiter. In our previous example was empty.

R“delimiter(\?”) delimiter“;

R“#####(\?”) #####“;

R”foo(\?”)foo