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in reply to Re^2: How do I avoid double substitution when replacing many patterns?
in thread How do I avoid double substitution when replacing many patterns?

You could change
(?: | ( \( ) )
to
( \( )?
... unless you get queasy when you see quantifiers placed on capturing groups.

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Re^4: How do I avoid double substitution when replacing many patterns?
by diotalevi (Canon) on Jan 20, 2007 at 19:02 UTC

    I thought about it but decided I wasn't sure whether that would work correctly with the later conditional. If it does, great.

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