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On May 28, 2012, at 14:29, Mike McGonagle <> wrote:

> OK, I'm stumped... I have a string...
> "tobj index (0 6 45)"
> how do I parse the string to get the left paren? I am using string.find and passing a single character which gets used as a pattern. This works fine when passed a "{" or a "<", but it chokes on "(" and "[". I just want to convert the enclosed data to a sub-table.
> None of the tutorials I have read seem to touch on writing such patterns. If you could lead the way?
> Mike

You need to escape the paren:


Does that help?

Lua thinks you're capturing something with your paren.

Andrew Starks
Tightrope Media Systems