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- Subject: Re: Zoom out
- From: Reuben Thomas <rrt@...>
- Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2002 10:19:06 +0000 (GMT)
> I agree with John. Lua is getting more complete in some sense with the
> unification of global and table methods, multiple global states, the
> addition of false, the addition of threading support, lexical scoping,
> macros for making DLLs, unicode enablers, etc.
> Each addition adds complexity even if well designed
Not true: unification of global and table methods and the removal of
upvalues are simplifications (the latter not perhaps at the implementation
level, but certainly at the language level).
> Features that can be ignored still add noise to the system for the
> people who don't need them and even more confusion for those who might
> encounter or use an alternative.
That depends largely on how they're documented. And they're provided
largely so that alternatives aren't needed.
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