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On Thu, May 3, 2012 at 2:46 AM, Roberto Ierusalimschy
<> 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?
> Your "own pattern quoting" is one line in Lua; see PiL2, page 191. See
> also the documentation for string.find (in the manual).

... Or see this for a ready-made implementation: