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- Subject: Re: Argh! Regular expressions in Lua
- From: Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo <lhf@...>
- Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2006 13:58:05 -0200
> is there a compelling reason for such limitation?
Size and complexity. If you want to do complex pattern matching with full RE,
then you can add it as an external libraries (and there are a few for Lua).
> I found myself wishing to have a continue keyword [...]
> can't recall an official reason why it isn't in the language.
Lua evolves by answering "why?" not "why not?".