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- Subject: Re: Feature proposal: \x## notation in strings
- From: Natanael Copa <natanael.copa@...>
- Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2009 09:15:24 +0100
On Tue, 2009-03-10 at 10:14 +0100, Ico wrote:
> * On 2009-03-10 Enrico Colombini <email@example.com> 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 ?
I think this would make lua a nicer language and unless it costs
kilobytes to implement I'm all for it.