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On Tue, Jan 12, 2016 at 9:19 AM, Dirk Laurie <> wrote:
> 2016-01-11 23:42 GMT+02:00 Matthew Wild <>:
>>> OK. But what are the chances of this being added to stock Lua in the
>>> next version?
>> Based on the number of patches enthusiastically posted to this list,
>> and the number that ever get in - I'd say the answer is "very low".
> Jonathan's suggestion is merely a change to a library, not
> to core Lua. In such a case, there is an alternative route to
> respectability: contribute a module to LuaRocks. Let's say that
> the module 'jgstring' returns a function that monkey-patches
> the string library, saving the original functions in string.orig.
> Once that is installed, it is a matter of
>    require"jgstring"()

I would prefer if that module returned new function string.match
without changing any globals.


Best regards,
Boris Nagaev