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> Here is a quick preview of what is probably coming out with 4.1
> (no promises):
> - suport for multithreads and coroutines
> - suport for wchar (preparing for unicode)
> - weak tables

What is it? Sorry, I am not a language guru (I am a nothing guru, actually

> - more general syntax for function definition and expressions:
>   function a.b.c.d.e.f (...) end
>   (a)=3; (print or write)(9)

I can't figure out what (print or write)(9) will do...

> - names for user created types
> - secure binary dostring/dofile
> - new functions (time/date, tmpfile, unwrap, require)

I would like to see binary operations: and or xor, perhaps shifts. This
would help to parse binary headers of files, among other things, and doesn't
cost much.

> - positon capture in string matching
> - better handling of userdata/tags
> - faster VM (!)


Philippe Lhoste (Paris -- France)
Professional programmer and amateur artist