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- Subject: Re: no substring match?
- From: Roberto Ierusalimschy <roberto@...>
- Date: Wed, 2 May 2012 19:46:56 -0300
> 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?
Your "own pattern quoting" is one line in Lua; see PiL2, page 191. See
also the documentation for string.find (in the manual).