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On Fri, Nov 22, 2013 at 10:26 AM, Dirk Laurie <> wrote:
>> code =  "return '\n' "
>> =load(code)
> nil    [string "return '..."]:1: unfinished string near '''

Because you didn't escape the backslash embedded in the string. It's
trying to parse this code:

return '

And of course that's not legal in Lua.

/s/ Adam