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- Subject: Re: Making lua case insensitive
- From: Eric Tetz <erictetz@...>
- Date: Fri, 8 Dec 2000 16:48:57 -0800 (PST)
I have a question about the design of Lua's for loop.
In my opinion, the syntax:
for i = 1 to 100
for n = 79 to 0 step -1
is more in keeping with the general look and feel of Lua's other control flow statements. I also
find it easier to read, and more self-documenting. 'if exp,exp,exp' is reminiscent of a C 'for'
loop, but it doesn't have the same semantics. Lua's for loop has the semantics of a 'for' loop in
Basic or Pascal, so why not the same clear, suggestive syntax?
It seems that everything in Lua has been carefully thought out, so I can only assume that the same
amount of thought went into choosing the syntax for the 'for' loop. How was it chosen?
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