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- Subject: Re: Literal string strangeness
- From: Roberto Ierusalimschy <roberto@...>
- Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2009 09:30:54 -0200
> > I would have expected a 13 in place of the second 10. Any ideas?
> > I am using Lua 5.1.4 on linux. Thanx!
> It is deliberate, see llex.c lines 257-263. I cannot find any mention
> in the manual ( assuming it would be in
Long strings should be used for text. If you want to embedded control
characters (anything that needs "a hexdump of the code to clarify"),
you should use a regular string with escapes. We will clarify this
in the manual (without an hexdump ;).