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- Subject: Re: unicode support in lua
- From: Bertrand Mansion <golgote@...>
- Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2007 13:17:36 +0200
Le 26 avr. 07 à 11:00, David Kastrup a écrit :
Bertrand Mansion <email@example.com> writes:
I am new to lua and currently reading the book.
I am wondering if lua 5.1 supports utf-8 in string handling,
comparisons, conversions and pattern matching and things like \u in
If not, are there plans to add utf-8 support in the future ?
There is slnunicode.
Thank you for your replies.
I am a web developer by day, I know some scripting languages like
PHP, Python, Ruby... but there is one thing I am really bad at, it's
C and the compilation stuffs.
I have downloaded slunicode, lpeg, lrexlib because I need a more
sophisticated regex lib for the work I am trying to do.
Unfortunately, these libs don't come with a configure script :( I
have no idea how to compile them successfully on my Mac (Macosx 10.4
I feel that if I can't learn to do that, there is not much I will be
able to do with Lua because it is so lightweight that it's missing a
lot of "features".
Don't get me wrong, Lua is by far my favorite language, I love its
design, it's clean and well thought, and it's fast. But it needs some
# So is there some tutorial on how to compile (and link) a lua
extension on Mac ?
It would be nice to have a package distribution service like CPAN for
Lua, now that there is support for modules.
I am a contributor to PEAR, the CPAN equivalent for PHP, I might help
with that once I know a little more about Lua.
(sorry I am off topic)
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