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On 21/06/2012, at 3:43 PM, Coda Highland wrote:

> Strings are tables, but the characters aren't table elements. Lua
> doesn't offer that sugar.

But you can always do it yourself:

Lua 5.2.1  Copyright (C) 1994-2012, PUC-Rio
> debug.setmetatable("", { __index=function(s, i) return string.sub(s, i, i) end })
> =("hello")[5]