Can my custom slash command replace the original message?

I am trying to write a slash command which suggests a synonym based on the word supplied. For example:

/word awesome! -> zerocool!

 I have discovered that you can send back an s/ command, however, I don't think I can escape the /word aspect of it. So is there a way through the API that I can achieve the goal of replacing the slash command with my result message? Either that or not allowing the original slash command to show up in the room chat?


Thanks for your help! I've looked around but haven't been able to find any documentation on this particular thing.

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Hi Josh, unfortunately it is not possible.  We do not allow changing of existing messages trough API. The only way to do it is to manually type s/ command . Add-on sending a "s/" message would not work (we explicitly restrict messages sent from addons to execute any commands) .

Is this still the case? I'm trying to write a syntax-highlighter api that would return html with the code highlighted given the language selected: /syntax ruby puts "hello world!"

Right now, if everything is the same, I would end up with the user sending a message and then SyntaxHiliter responding with the html (or err message). 

Ideally, I would love to see /code expanded 

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