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- Subject: Re: lpeg as a part of lua (was: An introduction to Lua)
- From: Sean Conner <sean@...>
- Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2017 20:40:20 -0400
It was thus said that the Great email@example.com once stated:
> hi all! :)
> 2017-10-22 1:21 GMT+02:00 Charles Heywood <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> >> Lua’s standard library includes regular expressions library
> > I think it's a good idea to mention LPeg possibly becoming a part of the
> > language, but Lua itself doesn't have regex - it has Lua patterns.
> can you tell me more about this one?
I think it was first brought up in 2014 on this list:
but I seem to recall it coming up a few times, with even Roberto mentioning
it could be possible to include with Lua, or have it replace the current Lua
I use LPeg a lot, but I don't have a strong opinion on including it with
the stock Lua distribution. It would be nice, but I know where to find it.
It would likely remain its own module (much like io or os is in the current