[erlang-questions] question about regexp:gsub \&

Per Melin <>
Sun Jul 15 00:43:03 CEST 2007



yin sun wrote:
> 
> 35> regexp:gsub("<>",">","\&").
> {ok,"<>",1}
> 

The first backslash is eaten by Erlang.

1> "\&".
"&"
2> length("\&").
1

So you need to use "\\&" instead.

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