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David Given <> writes:
> Also, I notice that the standard set of C string escapes uses the same
> syntax (and with the same gotcha), but for octal escapes, rather than
> Lua's decimal. I'd argue that this is confusing, given that a lot of Lua
> programmers are embedding Lua in C; but as there's no way of changing
> things now without breaking backwards compatibility in truly horrible
> ways, such an argument would be pointless!

That's actually one reason I favor adding the \xDD syntax -- besides hex
being generally handy and useful, it offers a non-confusing alternative
to \DDD for programmers used to the more standard octal interpretation
of the latter.


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