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Rici Lake wrote:

> function X(str) return tonumber(str, 16) end
> print(X"2A")

That's a good solution. Very few down sides (X in the global table,
extra string literals).

The patch also provides for hexadecimal escape characters within
strings; it sounds like Todor does not need that. I find it to be very
useful, though there are Lua ways around that, too. If you don't need
speed and you don't have a problem with the overhead involved, stick
with the Lua-only solutions.


Doug Rogers - ICI - V:703.893.2007x220