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> Strings:
> - split (this one I think is much needed. I'm constently rewriting myself
>   split functions).
> Tables:
> - any (the same as any? in Ruby)
> - join (same as split)
> - select (a filter function that can either accept a value or a function)

For what it's worth, I wrote rocks that provide some of what you want:

table manipulation:

Lua's own standard library provides table.concat which is effectively
Ruby's join method (

If I were you, I would focus on writing (and sharing) libraries that add
the functionality you want, rather than asking for enlargements to Lua's
C core.

Best, P
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