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On 11 Jul 2006, at 14:16, PA wrote:

On Jul 11, 2006, at 10:51, David Jones wrote:

The use of %f in patterns is not documented (at the end of section 5.3 of the manual). Is that deliberate?

"Exactly. It is not documented because we are not sure it is worth
providing this kind of facility."
-- Roberto

Thanks I had a sneaking suspicion this might have come up before.

"Frontier Pattern"

Yes, were I the sort of person that used Lua for string matching, I think I'd find it quite useful.