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- Subject: Re: %q implementation
- From: Gavin Wraith <gavin@...>
- Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2013 12:56:58 GMT
In message <D5C2736B-3C2C-483C-967F-EC3BB9CABE4F@msys.ch> you wrote:
>> Does anyone have implementations for string.format("%q", ?) in other
>> languages - other than the implementation inside Lua itsself.
>> I'm trying to produce some Lua code from inside PHP, and need to
>> properly format the strings. I thought it may be something lots of
>> people need to do, and there would be numerous bits of code, but I can't
>> find anything.
> How should "%q" format it's parameter?
The manual says:
The q option formats a string in a form suitable to be safely read back
by the Lua interpreter: the string is written between double quotes, and
all double quotes, newlines, embedded zeros, and backslashes in the string
are correctly escaped when written.
Gavin Wraith (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Home page: http://www.wra1th.plus.com/