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>From Fri Jan  2 06:11:04 1998
>> What is this [[]] stuff?
>> I don't remember reading about it in the manual.
>If Lua encounters a [[ while parsing through commands, it enters
>"string mode" and reads anything it finds as string characters until
>it reaches a ]].

The important thing here is that [[ ... ]] match, so you can nest them.
So, your string can contain quotes, newlines, etc, even [[ ... ]], provided
they match.