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- Subject: Re: Son of Lua - Sol
- From: "John Belmonte" <jvb@...>
- Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2001 16:47:30 +0900
Roberto Ierusalimschy wrote:
> But if you try
> function foo(x,y,z).x (a,b,c)
> the parser would have a hard time to realize that (x,y,z) is not the
> parameter list of the function.
I don't need the full sugar (the embedded function call), just one more teaspoon to cover a very
function mylib.MyClass:method() ... end
Let's try the "accepted syntax":
-- oops, you can't do this!
mylib.MyClass:method = function() ... end
So now we're down to:
mylib.MyClass.method = function(self) end
Which makes it very hard to identify class members functions in your code, even with syntax
highlighting. And you've lost the method definition sugar.
The "temp variable" workaround is the worst looking of all, and defeats trying to keep
everything inside mylib:
local temp = mylib.MyClass
function temp:method() ... end
Please consider Edgar's function definition extension for Lua.