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- Subject: Re: Feature proposal: \x## notation in strings
- From: Miles Bader <miles@...>
- Date: Mon, 25 May 2009 11:31:44 +0900
Benjamin Tolputt <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> 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.
> 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?
Adding hex escape sequences -- besides being useful in their own right
-- would be an elegant workaround for the decimal-octal confusion caused
by the current escape sequences. While using decimal certainly has
benefits, it _is_ a point of confusion in a world where an overwhelming
majority of escape sequences with that syntax use octal (but it's almost
certainly too late to change it).
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