Author jjl
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Date 2013-08-05.17:10:43
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Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/Users/jlaver/retest.py", line 6, in test_escape
    self.assertEquals(re.escape('-'), '-')
AssertionError: '\\-' != '-'

The only place you can do bad things with hyphens is in a character class. I fail to see how you'd be in the situation of wanting to use escape()d data in a character class. Even if I could think of a reason to do that, it's decidedly not the usual case.

It's http://bugs.python.org/issue2650 all over again, just with a different character (in that case, underscore).

While we're at it, what else shouldn't it be escaping?
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