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- Subject: Re: python like syntax for lua
- From: Mark Hamburg <mhamburg@...>
- Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2003 11:33:50 -0700
Eeeew. Whitespace as a syntactically significant construct. Just how wide
are your tabs?
I know. The Python community likes it this way. Is there an expectation that
doing this would lure people away from Python toward Lua?
That being said, I think the license agreement allows you to create pylua if
you want to. I have my own list of syntactic enhancements to Lua I'm
thinking of exploring though I'm trying to keep them essentially compatible
with Lua proper.
on 6/13/03 11:19 AM, Serge Semashko at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> It is interesting what would you think about making some changes to
> lua lexer to support indentation for statements grouping like in
> I think that it will make source code more readable (no need for 'end'
> keyword - less text to type and easier to read the code) and Python
> fans will like it. This approach also has some drawbacks, but Python
> is a very popular language and people do not complain much.
> Of course, this can't be called 'lua', we can find some other name for
> it, maybe something like 'pylua'.