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2017-10-24 0:18 GMT+02:00 Jonathan Goble <>:

> I might make a deep dive into LPeg and experiment with writing
> a module that reimplements the entire Lua pattern system using
> LPeg.

This question was raised before:

Richard Hundt claimed to have done it in his Nyanga project:

which was renamed to Shine shortly aftwards. It's a Python-flavoured
(class, import etc) dialect of LuaJIT, with some syntactic sugar that
others on this list have also asked for ("local floor, huge in math" etc).
Well worth a look IMHO.  Most recent commit a year ago, which in this
case seems to mean it is stable rather than defunct.