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On Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 3:03 PM, Steve Litt <> wrote:
> Coming from the Perl world, I found myself wanting the equivalent of Perl's
> split() function, so I made it.

that's a big part of 'the Lua way': want something? roll your own.

and, the nature of our community is that "there's no one size fits
all", so there are lots of small variations for common tasks :-)

sometimes it even becomes an informal contest, to create the most
elegant most corner-case-free code, and results in long wiki pages
that are good to reread from time to time.