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On Sun, 10 Feb 2002, Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo wrote:

> >Other than that, a higher speed array type (integer only index).
> In the current work version, tables are already optimized in a "smart" way
> for being used as arrays.
> --lhf

I too had wanted this in Lua, but over time I've realized that tables can
do anything a "proper" array would do. The only arguments remaining in
their favor (in my mind) are:

   1. The possibility of an ordered iterator over the array contents
   2. Reduced memory usage

  - Tom Wrensch