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From Nick Gearls <nickgea...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: mod_substitute strange behaviour
Date Mon, 23 Nov 2009 11:42:51 GMT
Last version from trunk


Jim Jagielski wrote:
> On Nov 19, 2009, at 12:12 PM, Nick Gearls wrote:
> 
>> I'm not sure this is really desired:
>>
>> 1. More or less normal/abnormal case:
>> s/123/abc123def/ -> "*123*" becomes "abcabc123defdef"
>> Substitution is made twice (why not 3 times, 4 times,... ?).
>> Flatening the bucket or not does not changing anything.
>> I suppose we could argue that the author has to ensure that there is no cycle, although
I find this a major problem.
>> Can't we add a flag to replace only once? That would be neat.
>>
> 
>> 2. This one is really difficult to understand:
>> s/123/abcxxxdef/
>> s/xxx/123/  -> "*123*" becomes "abcabc123defdef", again
>> By issuing to successive commands, I cannot understand why the first one is executed
again after the second one ?!?
>> Is this an expected behaviour?
>>
> 
> What version?

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