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On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 5:39 PM, Rene Rebe <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I was just drafting some code filtering arbitrary binary data input, relying on Lua strings to handle embedded zeros. While I had no problems with that in the past, I just spotted the pattern of the matching does treat the first \0 as the end of the pattern. I hope I did not over-read a subtile area of the Lua manual that points out embedded zeros are not allowed in the string library pattern matching so that those examples should work as I would expect:

See the character class %z in the Lua manual which matches the nul character.

- Patrick Donnelly