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**Subject**: **Re: Arithmetic on strings**
**From**: Coda Highland <chighland@...>
**Date**: Sun, 8 Jul 2012 13:36:21 -0500

On Sun, Jul 8, 2012 at 9:16 AM, steve donovan <steve.j.donovan@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 8, 2012 at 12:12 AM, Patrick Rapin <toupie300@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I would love if there existed a special pattern, let's say %n, which
>> would match a valid number representation and capture that number.
>
> Now that would be first prize! Excellent suggestion.
>
> steve d.
>
Seconded! That would handle one of the common use cases of coercion
without complicating much of anything.
/s/ Adam

**References**:
**Re: Arithmetic on strings, ***Tim Hill*
**Re: Arithmetic on strings, ***Miles Bader*
**Re: Arithmetic on strings, ***steve donovan*
**Re: Arithmetic on strings, ***Dirk Laurie*
**RE: Arithmetic on strings, ***Alexandre Rion*
**Re: Arithmetic on strings, ***dcharno*
**Re: Arithmetic on strings, ***Coda Highland*
**Re: Arithmetic on strings, ***dcharno*
**Re: Arithmetic on strings, ***Patrick Rapin*
**Re: Arithmetic on strings, ***steve donovan*