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 +The arguments are composed of:
 +     - zero or more of the options ''​c'',​ ''​i'',​ ''​g'',​ and ''​r'',​
 +     - a delimiter which can be any character other than ''​c'',​ ''​i'',​ ''​g'',​ or ''​r'',​ and is customarily a forward-slash,​
 +       * some text (''<​search>''​) that may not contain the delimiter to be removed,
 +       * a delimiter; the same as (2),
 +       * some text (''<​replace>''​) that may not contain the delimiter to be inserted in place of (3a),
 +       * a delimiter; the same as (2),
 +     - a string of text (''<​text>''​) that MAY NOT contain the delimiter to be transformed.
 +No matter what, ''<​text>''​ is always the text that follows the final delimiter.
 +If properly formed, there should always be an odd number of delimiters in
 +the arguments. ​ But if there is an even number of delimiters, this would
 +result in a substutition with a ''<​search>''​ but no ''<​replace>''​. ​ This ''<​search>''​
 +would be ignored as a syntax error.
 +In its simple form, the string ''<​text>''​ is returned with the first instance
 +of each of the ''<​search>''​ strings replaced with each of the corresponding
 +''<​replace>''​ strings. ​ The matching of ''<​search>''​ is case-insensitive by default.
 +The options modify this behavior:
 +|   ''​c'' ​  | The search for ''<​search>''​ should be case-sensitive. ​               |
 +|   ''​i'' ​  | The search for ''<​search>''​ should be case-insensitive (this is the default, and the option is only included for backwards-compatibility). ​               |
 +|   ''​g'' ​  | All instances of ''<​search>''​ should be replaced with ''<​replace>''​. You must be careful that the contents of ''<​replace>''​ do not match ''<​search>''​ because this would cause it to be infinitely replaced. ​ |
 +|   ''​r'' ​  | The ''<​text>''​ argument is the name of a variable. The search and replace is performed on the value of this variable, and the result is assigned back to the variable. |
 +the resultant string
 +$msar(/​as/​xy/​asdf) ​                ​returns "​xydf"​
 +$msar(/​as/​xy/​yd/​42/​asdf) ​          ​returns "​x42f"​
 +$msar(/​e/​he/​pi/​ll/​c/​o/​epic) ​       returns "​hello"​
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