Issue #8512 has been updated by Hanmac (Hans Mackowiak).


=begin

the docs says:

((*If replacement is a String it will be substituted for
the matched text. It may contain back-references to the pattern's capture
groups of the form \\\d, where d is a group number, or \\\k<n>, where n is
a group name. If it is a double-quoted string, both back-references must be
preceded by an additional backslash.*)) 

so you need more "\" in your string
=end

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Bug #8512: gsub() works incorrect 
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/8512#change-39860

Author: galnaktar (Oleg K)
Status: Rejected
Priority: Normal
Assignee: 
Category: 
Target version: 
ruby -v: ruby 2.0.0p195 (2013-05-14) [i386-mingw32]
Backport: 1.9.3: UNKNOWN, 2.0.0: UNKNOWN


irb(main):005:0> "\\".gsub("\\", "\\\\").length 
=> 1 
irb(main):006:0> "\\".gsub("\\", "XX").length 
=> 2

bug is duplicated with rejected bug #8511


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