[racket-dev] `string-replace'

From: Laurent (laurent.orseau at gmail.com)
Date: Thu Apr 19 08:36:27 EDT 2012

On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 14:26, Eli Barzilay <eli at barzilay.org> wrote:

> Two hours ago, Laurent wrote:
> > Maybe also a `string-replace' could be useful, especially when one
> > does not want regexps and has special characters that need to be
> > quoted.
> Again, it's not clear how this shold look -- my guess:
>  (define (string-replace from str to)
>    (regexp-replace* (regexp-quote from) str to))

I meant this:

(define (string-replace from str to)
   (regexp-replace* (regexp-quote from) str (regexp-replace-quote to)))

(string-replace "(" "(a list)" "\\1")  ; -> "\\1a list)"

Newbie-friendly (I meant regexp-quoted without the user seeing it) and easy
to use.

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