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- Subject: Re: Feature proposal: \x## notation in strings
- From: Ico <lua@...>
- Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2009 10:53:11 +0100
* On 2009-03-10 Asko Kauppi <email@example.com> wrote :
> Are you aware of the patches at: http://lua-users.org/wiki/LuaPowerPatches ?
> "Allows \x00..\xFFFF (hex) and \u0000..\uFFFF (UTF-8 encoded) characters
> within strings."
No, I didn't know about this one, but it think it tries to add a bit too
much in one go (4 digit-hex numbers and unicode support), possibly
allowing one to use the 'bloat' argument against it.
> Making patches is the preferred way of requesting features to Lua. Though
> it (almost) never works. :)
That's too bad, although I do understand the reasons of the developers for
using this development model.
Anyway, these were my $0.02, hope this input was useful.