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My suggestion would be to add support for hex numbers in

luaV_tonumber and

So if a string starts with 0x it would be converted as a hexadecimal number
instead as a invalid string. I cannot see this would break any Lua language
definition since the converting right now is nil.


t = 45 * "0xFF"

This will also work with the lexer today.


p.s. Then binary 0b would be piece of cake :-) for all the embedded people.