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- Subject: "nil" for an index
- From: Reuben Thomas <rrt@...>
- Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2002 16:13:18 +0100
> I was under the impression that the syntactic sugar of t.x for
> t["x"] , and x = for ["x"] = inside a table constructor, worked
> whenever x was replaced by a string that was a valid lua identifier.
> It appears to work, for example, in both Lua 4.0 and 5.0(w0) if "x"
> is replaced by "print".
I believe that's true.
> However, it appears not to work if "x" is replaced by "nil".
"nil" isn't a valid identifier, it's a keyword.
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