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On 12/4/2010 12:50 AM, Roberto Ierusalimschy wrote:
Uh, feedback. Woof woof. The manual seems to have missed mentioning
hex floating-point literals in Section 3.1.

Unfortunately, hex floating-point literals are handled by 'strtod',
and 'strtod' supports them only in C99, while Lua assumes a C89
compiler. Specifically, Microsoft's 'strtod' does not support them :(

So, hex floating-point literals is a kind of "bonus" feature that
you get when using a C99 compiler.

Yes, obviously it'll depend on the platform. Nothing we can do about that.

IMHO if it's enabled in the lexer, it deserves to be mentioned.

Kein-Hong Man (esq.)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia