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- Subject: Re: block return semantic
- From: Will Leshner <will@...>
- Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 08:00:23 -0700
On Wednesday, June 27, 2001, at 07:50 AM, Tom Wrensch wrote:
Could you elaborate on the "all sorts of reasons" for not allowing
if-then-else as an expression rather than just a statement?
I think the comment was aimed at the more general "make Lua a functional
language", not at the specific "make Lua 'if' an expression".
Note that an alternative approach would be to implement a special
expression version of if-then-else such as Java's <cond> ? <exp1> :
That construction, is, of course, a C construction. It happens to be in
Java as Java is basically C. It also happens to be in C++.