How to use gmatch in objective c?

Hey, I was looking around in codea and found gmatch very interesting and was winding how I could do it in objective c

-- Generate table from string
t = {}
s = "from=world, to=Lua"
for k, v in string.gmatch(s,"(%w+)=(%w+)") do
--  t[k] = v
    print(k .. "-" .. v)

I wanna know how I do do that in objective c with the exact same result

@_Tommy I don’t know anything about objective c, but a google search came up with “rangeOfString” to find a string within another string. I don’t know if there’s any parameters that can be used with "rangeOfString” to make it like gmatch. Either you can look for more info on that, or wait for someone who knows objective c to give you a better answer.

#include <stdio.h>
#include <string.h>
int match(char [], char[]);
int main() {
  char a[100], b[100];
  int position;
  printf("Enter some text\
  printf("Enter a string to find\
  position = match(a, b);
  if(position != -1) {
    printf("Found at location %d\
", position + 1);
  else {
    printf("Not found.\
  return 0;
int match(char text[], char pattern[]) {
  int c, d, e, text_length, pattern_length, position = -1;
  text_length    = strlen(text);
  pattern_length = strlen(pattern);
  if (pattern_length > text_length) {
    return -1;
  for (c = 0; c <= text_length - pattern_length; c++) {
    position = e = c;
    for (d = 0; d < pattern_length; d++) {
      if (pattern[d] == text[e]) {
      else {
    if (d == pattern_length) {
      return position;
  return -1;

This is a forum for discussion about Codea, Objective-C is off topic. You would be better served asking your question on Stackoverflow.

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