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Document potentially confusing split_metadata_from_text behavior

Signed-off-by: Chris Warrick <>
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Kwpolska committed Jul 8, 2017
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@@ -404,7 +404,11 @@ def _extract_metadata_from_text(self, source_text: str) -> dict:
raise NotImplementedError()

def split_metadata_from_text(self, source_text: str) -> (str, str):
"""Split text into metadata and content (both strings)."""
"""Split text into metadata and content (both strings).
If splitting fails (there is no match), return source_text as both metadata and content.
(This behavior is required for 2-file posts.)
if self.split_metadata_re is None:
return source_text, source_text

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