Hello developers ,
Recently I’ve been messing around with strings, and I encountered a pretty strange issue,
I have a few strings:
“#Option”, “.Option”, and “Option”.
When I use string.gsub() on “#Option” to remove the #, it works as expected and prints 1 (how many were replaced).
When I do the same for “Option”, it prints 0 as expected.
But here’s the thing:
I want to get rid of the “.” in “.Option”, and when I use string.gsub to delete the “.”.
It removes each and every letter in the string and prints 7 (the number of characters that were removed).
I tried to use the special escape charater: \ (Backslash), but I got the same result.
I found nothing related on the DevForum, and I also tested it on Lua-Online (A website) and encountered the same behavior.
Does anyone know why it happens, and how do I fix it?
Note: When I test it in another programming language (Such as java and .replace), it works as intented.