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- Subject: RE: split method?
- From: Dave Collins <Dave.Collins@...>
- Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2011 14:37:04 -0400
> Please, switch your mail client to plain text.
Sorry 'bout that.
> You could (should?) call it like that:
> local myDateTbl = myDateString:split("-")
Oh. Now I see why it didn’t work when I first tried it. I was trying to do myDateString.split("-"). I didn't see the :.
> I think this function could be a lot simpler. string.gmatch is more suited to this type of problem than string.find IMHO:
> ... gmatch(string.format("([^%s]+)%s?", delim, delim)) ...
I try to avoid regex's. Just because a block of code is shorter doesn't mean it’s simpler. I find them largely opaque to easy comprehension.
Thanks all. You guys are a big help to a Lua noob.