escape("argument") converts the argument to a string and encodes it in a URL-encoded format.
Here, all alphanumeric characters are escaped with % hexadecimal sequences. For example,
gives as its output:
where %20 is space.
unescape converts all hexadecimal sequences to ASCII characters. For example,
produces as its output:
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