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Author cool-RR
Recipients cool-RR
Date 2020-03-19.17:40:50
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Today I was tripped up by an inconsistency in the `re` docstring. I wanted to use DOTALL as a flag inside my regex, rather than as an argument to the `compile` function. Here are two lines from the docstring:

    (?aiLmsux) Set the A, I, L, M, S, U, or X flag for the RE (see below).
    S  DOTALL      "." matches any character at all, including the newline.

The DOTALL flag appears as an uppercase S in 2 places, and as a lowercase s in one place. This is confusing, and I initially tried using the uppercase S only to get an error.

I'm attaching a PR to this ticket.
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