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* On 2009-03-10 Asko Kauppi <> wrote  :

> Are you aware of the patches at:  ?
> "Allows \x00..\xFFFF (hex) and \u0000..\uFFFF (UTF-8 encoded) characters 
> within strings."

No, I didn't know about this one, but it think it tries to add a bit too
much in one go (4 digit-hex numbers and unicode support), possibly
allowing one to use the 'bloat' argument against it. 

> Making patches is the preferred way of requesting features to Lua. Though 
> it (almost) never works. :)

That's too bad, although I do understand the reasons of the developers for
using this development model.

Anyway, these were my $0.02, hope this input was useful.