From: Aahz on
In article <7p2juvFu8tU1(a)>,
Gregory Ewing <greg.ewing(a)> 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.
Aahz (aahz(a) <*>

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