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Author cool-RR
Recipients cool-RR, serhiy.storchaka
Date 2020-03-19.18:59:47
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I'm gonna look past the rudeness, and I'll just say that if I was tripped up by this, after 11 years of working with Python and the re module, then people in a beginner or intermediate level could be tripped  up by this as well. 

Here's another, simpler suggestion for preventing confusion. Replace this line in the docstring:

    (?aiLmsux) Set the A, I, L, M, S, U, or X flag for the RE (see below).

With this line:

    (?aiLmsux) Apply flags to the entire pattern, allowing 
               small tweaks to the matching logic (details below).

There's no reason to mention the letters there because they're already mentioned. And it's helpful to add a short explanation, like the other entries in that list.
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