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- Subject: Re: The real problem with vectors and Lua
- From: "Dylan Cuthbert" <dylan@...>
- Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 14:48:04 +0900
I seem to have drawn some fire there, but my intentions are honourable ;-)
If my comments seem rude at all, it isn't intentional, I don't think being
critical (in a positive constructive way) is equal to being rude, and I've
tried to post all my criticisms in a positive way. On top of that I *am*
trying to find a solution within the framework of the existing Lua design.
The problem isn't really to do with 3d, its a conceptual problem. What I am
aiming for is a kind of "tuple" implementation, where an atomic type is made
of parts and those parts aren't independent of one another, they work as a
"whole". It's a missing area between the user-definable tables of Lua and
the non-user-definable atomic types. (number/string etc)
So don't say take it or leave it - I'm willing to put in time and effort and
work with people to push the language further if possible. Right now I'm
simply rounding up people's ideas on the concept and working out where to go
Q-Games, Dylan Cuthbert.
"Martin Slater" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> In games yes, but lua was never (AFAIK) designed to work just for games.
> You seem to be approaching it as if someone has gone out of their way to
> design a scripting language ideally suited for games and are aghast that
> they haven't incorporated everything solely to suit us (yep I work in
> games too).
> Some of this seems to stem from the completely inaccurate view you
> posted earlier that virtually all modern applications use 3d in some
> major respect. This is obviously just complete rubbish.
> If you are having so much trouble in leveraging lua to do what you want
> it would seem you are trying to use the wrong tool for the job and
> probably need to look at another solution
> Some of you other comments just come across as down right rude to the
> people who have spent their time working on this for their own domain
> and are good enough to support other people using it.
> As ever just my 2c
> > There is *never* any reason to want them to be the same object.
> > need to be treated in the same way as "numbers" and strings. They are
> > mathematical atomic types and should be treated as such. (in games at
> > least)