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* On 2009-03-10 Enrico Colombini <> wrote  :

> Eike Decker wrote:
>> A Lua function that converts strings in a more convenient way is
>> possible, but I think it would be nice if the compiler would support
>> this natively.
> Being a minimalist, I usually prefer extra features to be kept as libraries.
> But for hex constants embedded in strings I'd make an exception: I think  
> they're just too useful (in many fields) to be left out of the core.

So it seems that I'm not alone when I feel this would make an useful
addition to the lua language. What would be the proper way to make this
into an official request  ?