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Author barry
Recipients Rosuav, barry, docs@python, ezio.melotti, lelit, mrabarnett, nedbat, serhiy.storchaka
Date 2016-11-22.19:10:59
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I disagree that the documentation is at fault.  This is known to break existing code, e.g.

I think it's not correct to change the documentation but leave the error-raising behavior for 3.6 because the deprecation was never documented in 3.5 so this will look like a gratuitous regression.  issue27030 for reference.

I also question whether it makes sense for such escapes to be illegal in the repl argument of re.sub().  I could understand for this limitation in the pattern argument, but that's not what's causing the error.
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