Using regex capture groups to replace text in Go

In Go, capture groups in Regexes must be denoted by (?P<name>), where name will be the name of the capture group. Capture groups can be referenced as $N. For example, suppose we have a string consisting of name:age tuples, here’s how we could transform that to age:name tuples.

package main

import (

func main() {
	re := regexp.MustCompile("(?P<name>[a-zA-Z]+):(?P<age>[0-9]+)")
	swapped := re.ReplaceAllString("vegard:28 a:10", "$2:$1")

Go playground link.