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On Fri, 2003-10-03 at 06:47, Jim Bumgardner wrote:
> Most of the languages I'm accustomed to would consider x to be false,
> which had
> put me into the bad habit of occasionally using zero when I wanted
> false.  

The manual does state quite clearly:

"""In Lua, both nil and false make a condition false; any other value
makes it true."""


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