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- Subject: Re: Unique directions for Lua?
- From: "paulmatthews" <paulmatthews@<a href="/cgi-bin/echo.cgi?yahoo.com">...</a>>
- Date: Wed, 06 Feb 2002 02:37:43 -0000
> 3) code-safety features such as "require variable
> declarations" or static typing (ala unrealscript)
IMHO a lot of errors can be traced back to these two
situations, well in my code at least. :-)
Const-correctness is another one. And it can be
applied at compile to byte code time, rather than
at run time. ala C++
My other pet hate is the way things get automatically
cast to fit the situation. I always feel that they
should be explicit. Or it it just me?
Silly (non lua) example below.
complex a = 1.0, 2.0;
number b = 7;
string c = string(b); //ie string string(number);
string d = string(a); //ie string string(complex);
> > 4) compiling Lua code into C
Compile byte code into C.