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2011/5/24 Dirk Laurie <>:
> Sorry for betraying my newbie-ness, this question was probably asked
> fifteen years ago.
> In the Lua API, Lua strings are mapped to C "char*".  Is this just a
> historical accident or a closely reasoned decision, such as that the
> convenience of the test "if (c<0)" to detect non-ASCII [...]

Don't assume that char is signed... That is platform and compiler specific.