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From: Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo <lhf <at> tecgraf.puc-rio.br>
Subject: Re: Argh! Regular expressions in Lua
Newsgroups: gmane.comp.lang.lua.general
Date: Wednesday 22nd November 2006 15:58:05 UTC (over 10 years ago)
> is there a compelling reason for such limitation?

Size and complexity. If you want to do complex pattern matching with full
RE,
then you can add it as an external libraries (and there are a few for Lua).

> I found myself wishing to have a continue keyword [...]
> can't recall an official reason why it isn't in the language.

Lua evolves by answering "why?" not "why not?".
--lhf
 
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