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Florian Weimer wrote:
* Bertrand Mansion:
This is also my opinion. Hex escape sequences feel more natural than
decimal ones (at least to programmers) :) It would be interesting to
know why decimal ones were chosen in the first place ?
Decimal escape sequences are used by Standard ML and DNS, too. 8-)

This issue keeps coming up. While there appears to be some support for decimal escape to remain - there is almost universal support amongst developers using strings for device control / comms for the hex sequence to be added.

Can we get an official yes / no from the Lua developers to put this issue to bed. As I mentioned previously (and as has been proven out), it is not uncommon for developers to ignore issues hoping they'll go away. Given this one is still popping up - can it be addressed?

I know we can all patch our own distros, but is there any reason why we cannot include hex characters in the standard distribution of Lua?


Benjamin Tolputt
Analyst Programmer