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> please take a look at the following code:
> ----BEGIN---
> str = [[This is a string with @@ANYTHING@@ chance of survival]];
> replace = "5%"
> print(str)
> print(replace)
> str = str:gsub("@@ANYTHING@@", replace)
> print(str)
> -----END----
> The result I have here is
> ----BEGIN---
> This is a string with @@ANYTHING@@ chance of survival
> 5%
> This is a string with 5
> -----END----
> But the last sentence should be "This is a string with 5% chance of
> survival".

Actually, the last sentence is not what you are seeing, and it should not
be what you said. The last sentence is actually

  This is a string with 5\0 chance of survival

The '%' is an escape in the replacement string too. It should be followed
by some character. As it is not, Lua is using the terminating 0 instead.
It would be nicer if Lua raised an error in this case, but I am not sure
this is a bug: it simply follows the rule garbage in -> garbage out.

> Do I get to have my name on

Maybe ;)

-- Roberto