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Would it be hard to make 'string.find()' return true numbers (not strings with numerical contents, as now):

	local _,_, a,b= string.find( "42 world", "(%d+)%s+(.+)" )

	--now: "42","world"
	--then: 42,"world"

I believe this little change would be welcome, and not cause major headaches in applications (they now have 'tonumber()', which would become irrelevant but work the same).

What do you think - would it get any votes?


ps. I tried to fix this with a small wrapper, but it gets very inefficient since the pattern string would need to be analyzed for each 'string.find' call. Doing it within strlib would just concern the case when the capture really is numeric, right?