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- Subject: RE: block return semantic
- From: "Eric Ries" <eries@...>
- Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2001 16:56:30 -0700
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> Subject: Re: block return semantic
> I'd also like to add that as soon as Lua does this, it'll become
> interactively useful in all kinds of new ways that it isn't today.
> On Tue, Jun 26, 2001 at 12:41:13PM -0700, Eric Ries wrote:
> I don't know if this is necessary as it has no real meaning in Lua:
> > "if b < a then a else b end"
> I'd have to check, but these two should be possible already today:
> > "return 1 + 2"
> > "if a > b then return 0 else return 1 end"
> This one clearly dosn't work today:
> > "1 + 4"
I'm sorry if I was unclear in my message. I meant that most script
programmers expect all of these forms to work. Some of them prefer to write
if a < b then return 10 else return 25 end
but some are more comfortable with other, more terse forms that are not
currently supported in Lua.