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On Fri, 12 Apr 2019 at 10:08, Dirk Laurie <> wrote:
> By analogy to the function, it would be nice to have a
> function string.bytes so that the construction
>      for p, c in string.bytes(s) do body end
> will iterate over all bytes in string s, with p being the position.
> This is surprisingly clumsy in pure Lua, unless I am missing a trick.

I usually do

for i = 1, #s do
   local c = s:byte(i)
   ..... body....

not as neat as a real iterator but can't complain on readability