better match

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  1. function match(name,query)
  2.     local spaced_name = name:gsub("_"," "):gsub("([^%u%s])(%u)%f[%l%d]","%1 %2"):lower()
  3.     local changed_query = "^"..query:gsub("_"," "):gsub("%*","@"):gsub("%.","~"):gsub(
  4.         "[%l%d%u]",
  5.         function(letter)
  6.             if letter:match"%u" then
  7.                 return ' '..letter:lower().."%S*"
  8.             else
  9.                 return letter..".*"
  10.             end
  11.         end):gsub("^ ",""):gsub("%s+"," "):gsub("@","%%S+"):gsub("~",".*")
  12.     return spaced_name:match(changed_query),spaced_name,changed_query
  13. end
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