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- Subject: Re: single quotes vs. double quotes
- From: Ico <lua@...>
- Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2009 15:43:11 +0200
* On 2009-10-12 Ico <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote :
> > 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'
Wrong, wrong wrong.
I ment the long-bracket string format:
a = [[one\ntwo]]