Escape sequences like \w, \s, and \d are technically invalid
in str/bytes. This became a deprecation warning in Python 3.6
(https://bugs.python.org/issue27364). Python 3.8 bumps it to
a SyntaxWarning (https://bugs.python.org/issue32912), which is
non-silent by default.
This commit changes a number of regular expressions to use
br'' so regular expression special sequences don't need \\
literals. This fixes roughly half of the SyntaxWarning we
see in the code base with Python 3.8.