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Author mrabarnett
Recipients Stephen.Evans, ezio.melotti, mrabarnett
Date 2015-04-28.19:38:44
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The 4th argument of re.sub is the maximum count (0 means unlimited).

>>> help(re.sub)
Help on function sub in module re:

sub(pattern, repl, string, count=0, flags=0)
    Return the string obtained by replacing the leftmost
    non-overlapping occurrences of the pattern in string by the
    replacement repl.  repl can be either a string or a callable;
    if a string, backslash escapes in it are processed.  If it is
    a callable, it's passed the match object and must return
    a replacement string to be used.

The value of re.MULTILINE is 8:


therefore it'll perform a maximum of 8 substitutions.

In summary: not a bug.
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