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- Subject: Re: no substring match?
- From: Ralph Hempel <rhempel@...>
- Date: Wed, 02 May 2012 18:43:59 -0400
On 05/02/2012 06:36 PM, Josh Haberman wrote:
Lua appears to have no literal substring match (find, match, and gmatch
all take patterns), and also no function for quoting a string into a
pattern that will match that precise string. So there seems to be no
way (short of implementing your own pattern quoting) to do a literal
substring match in Lua. Am I missing something?
OK, I'll take this one, assuming that I'm not misunderstanding the
The pattern can be a literal string - either that or nobody has really
needed an exact literal string match ever and this issue has gone