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- Subject: Re: request for future versions of lua
- From: lhf (Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo)
- Date: Mon, 29 Jun 1998 08:02:31 -0300
>From firstname.lastname@example.org Mon Jun 29 01:07:47 1998
>I would like to be able to put binary data in Lua string literals.
This is already implemented in 3.1 (but not in 3.1alpha).
The new manual is available at
>Lua handles this fine, but the resulting files are hard to print
>to the terminal becuase of all the non-printing characters. If
>Lua were to implement an escape sequence \xNN, where NN are two
>hexadecimal digits, I could avoid this problem.
The escape sequences are in decimal, however.
>format('%q', ...) implement the same dodge would be even better,
>but I can live without that if I have to.
That's a good idea. But I don't know whether we can put into 3.1.
Like Roberto said, it is frozen now.
In case we don't add it to 3.1, you can always use gsub for the job: