[docs] [issue5416] str.replace does strange things when given a negative count

Senthil Kumaran report at bugs.python.org
Wed Sep 8 15:02:57 CEST 2010

Senthil Kumaran <orsenthil at gmail.com> added the comment:

Reverted the changes in r84626 (release27-maint), r84629(py3k), r84630 (release31-maint).

- Minor doc clarification included wherein maxreplace is the argument instead of maxsplit in py27.

- Also, did not bother to remove -1 in maxreplace. It is used as sentinel value for an optional argument. As it is not explicitly documented, the negative value for arg should not be relied upon.

status: open -> closed

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