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There are languages like Fennel ( and MoonScript ( that compile to Lua. Going that route would be much, much easier than changing Lua.

On Oct 2, 2023 at 5:24:49 AM, Claudio Grondi <> wrote:

Lua provides support for multi-line string literals invoked by `[[` and
finalized with `]]` and for multi-line comments invoked with `--[[`,
`--[=[`, ...

I have searched Lua C-code for `--[[`, `--[=` and `[[` but failed to
find this patterns which I would like to replace for custom purposes
with another ones.

Any hints towards where to look and what to change?