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'\n' works for me also, or is it a Linux-only exception?


On Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 8:35 AM, Ico <> wrote:

* On 2009-10-12 Rob Kendrick <> wrote  :

> On Mon, 12 Oct 2009 08:17:45 -0500
> Fernando P. García <> wrote:
> > In most languages (not only scripting) the use of single quotes is
> > faster than double quotes, does it is applicable in Lua? perhaps for
> > the other ways define strings?
> In some languages, string interpolation happens with one style of
> quotes, but not the others.  Lua does no form of string interpolation
> on literals; all three types of string delimiters are compiled to
> identical byte code; there is no performance penalty for favouring one
> over the other.

There is a difference: in double quotes escape sequences are
translated. So

 a = "one\ntwo"

gives a differnet result then

 a = 'one\ntwo'


Fernando P. García,
Developer - Analista de Sistemas
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