Re: [code] [textadept] Odd stuff happening with escape sequences in API documentation files

From: Mitchell <>
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2019 11:16:06 -0500 (EST)

Hi Gabriel,

On Tue, 29 Jan 2019, Gabriel Bertilson wrote:

> Some escape sequences in the documentation for the Lua C API and Lua
> libraries are not correctly rendered in Textadept's API documentation.
> For instance, in the examples in the documentation for
> `string.format`, `\n` in an example displays as a newline and
> backslash-newline-spaces is transformed into `\n`- spaces. Similarly,
> in the documentation for `lua_getinfo`, `\n` in the example is
> displayed as a newline. Oddly, `\n` is treated correctly in the
> documentation for `lua_next`. I think there was a similar case in the
> documentation for the C standard libraries but I can't remember where.
> I guess whatever script generates the documentation is not correctly
> escaping things when generating one-line documentation for each
> symbol, but I can't figure out any rhyme or reason to it.

Thanks for the report. I will look into this when I have some time and get back to you.


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