[erlang-questions] unexpected matching in re 12B5

Attila Babo <>
Tue Feb 17 20:26:58 CET 2009

Let me reply from a quote from the very same document:

The Erlang literal syntax for strings give special meaning to the "\"
(backslash) character. To literally write a regular expression or a
replacement string containing a backslash in your code or in the
shell, two backslashes have to be written: "\\".

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