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Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo wrote:
>> Would it be computationally expensive to have the tokenizer generate
>> three different tokens (maybe more if you want to distinguish [[]] from
>> [=[]=]), and just have the parser treat them equally ?
> This would defeat the goal of token filters, which is to use the Lua lexer
> unchanged. Plus it would complicate filters as well. It is doable and not
> expensive, but you'll have to patch the lexer. (Plus I find it ugly...)

I agree. However, there is nothing stopping a token filter from
recognizing constructs like:



etc., and translating those into other string constants (instead of
letting Lua translate them as function calls).