[erlang-questions] dots in regexps

Fredrik Thulin <>
Tue Mar 30 15:45:02 CEST 2010

On Tue, 2010-03-30 at 08:16 -0500, David Mercer wrote:
> Parts of the string that do not match the regexp are unaffected by
> re:replace, so are retained in the result.

Thanks for explaining, it makes sense now.

Silly me, since I know fully well that a new list is created, it seemed
much more logical to me at the time that the \1 would only extract the
three chars following "foo" and result in "foobar".


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