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re documentation bug?

 
 
Tycho Andersen
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      03-08-2011
Consider the following session:

Python 2.6.6 (r266:84292, Sep 15 2010, 16:22:56)
[GCC 4.4.5] on linux2
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>>> import re
>>> p = re.compile("foo")
>>> re.sub(p, "bar", "foobaz", flags=re.IGNORECASE)

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
TypeError: sub() got an unexpected keyword argument 'flags'

The flags should really be passed to re.compile() instead. However,
the documentation indicates that they can be passed to re.sub() as
well. Is this a bug, or am I reading things wrong?

http://docs.python.org/library/re.html#re.sub

TIA!

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