Raw string substitution problem

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Sat Jan 2 07:56:46 CET 2010

In article <7p2juvFu8tU1 at mid.individual.net>,
Gregory Ewing  <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz> wrote:
>MRAB wrote:
>> In simple cases you might be replacing with the same string every time,
>> but other cases you might want the replacement to contain substrings
>> captured by the regex.
>But you can give it a function that has access to the match object and
>can produce whatever replacement string it wants.

Assuming I remember correctly, the function capability came after the
replacement capability.  I think that breaking replacement would be a
Bad Idea.
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