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> Thanks for the explanation, but isn't this a backward incompatible
> feature?
> I think it should be enabled only when the re.NEW flag is passed.
> The idiom [][...] is also quite common, so I think it might break
> different programs if regex has a different behavior.

As someone said, I'd rather have a re.COMPAT flag.  re.NEW will look
silly in a few years.
Also, we can have a warning about unescaped brackets during a
transitional period. However, it really needs the warning to be enabled
by default, IMO.
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