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On Jan 3, 2008 6:42 PM, Erik von Reis <> wrote:
> My apologies if this is the wrong place to suggest this, but how about
> adding a keyed format specifier for string.format?
> To me,
> string.format("%(foo)s  = %(bar)d", {foo =  "variable", bar = 22})
> which I stole from Python, would be very handy and fits comfortably into
> the primitive way I think about Lua.

To complement the excellent replies you've received so far, here's a
relevant page from the Lua wiki: