John Keeping <> writes:

> Note that quoted section of POSIX says "embedded in the pattern space";
> under the description of the "s" command, it says:
>       The replacement string shall be scanned from beginning to end.
>       [...]
>       The meaning of a <backslash> immediately followed by any
>       character other than '&', <backslash>, a digit, or the delimiter
>       character used for this command, is unspecified.

Very true.
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