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On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 06:36, Henning Diedrich <> wrote:
> Forked over from Re: Project lead nominations for standard libraries?
> On Fri, Dec 31, 2010 at 11:58 PM, Henning Diedrich wrote:
> So I plead with you, Roberto, for the soul of Lua, as Chris called out, fix
> # !
> An implementation. Easiest way to answer critics.
> Ok, I implemented a 'tru count' operator (%) in the core to demonstrate what
> I mean. It returns actual amount of elements in a table, or an approximation
> of characters in a utf-8 char. That may be a stupid idea to mix in, please
> disregard for now.
> I chose % but it can be anything of course, just by changing the char in
> line 850 in file src/lparser.c.

thank you very much for your effort. It is a very useful path, indeed.
Just one question, would your use of %-length operator interfere with
Lua's default meaning of % as a modulus operator. As an alternative I
would suggest '$' character for your length op. On my US-en keyboard $
is next right to #.

It would be great if you could provide your implementation as a
standalone patch.

Mit freundlichen Gruessen,