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On Thu, Mar 6, 2014 at 3:43 PM, Hisham <> wrote:
> On 6 March 2014 06:31, Dirk Laurie <> wrote:
>> 2014-03-06 10:34 GMT+02:00 Francisco Olarte <>:
>>> I wanted to be able to write lua pattern code without having to look
>>> at a manual page and carefully examine the pattern everytime.
>> I've been using Lua for more than three years and I am not there yet.
>> I still have to look up whether { is magic,  what does %G mean etc.
> Ten years of Lua here and I have to hit the manual for the patterns
> reference all the time. Similar confusions. Going back and forth to
> other pattern syntaxes in other language means I'll probably never
> fully internalize it.

Well, I've used perl since the 4.0 days. That's more than 20 years. I
still hit the manual for advanced res, that is what references are

But lua is the only one where I'll hit the manual & my notes for a
pattern like '^'

Francisco Olarte.