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- Subject: upvalues and ...
- From: Wim Couwenberg <debosberg@...>
- Date: Sat, 21 Aug 2004 13:14:23 -0700 (PDT)
Are there plans to support either assignment to ... or
... as an upvalue?
If not, then we don't need the explicit ... notation
in an argument list? The only real use would then be
an optimisation hint to the compiler that it can also
easily figure out by itself.
Since ... is immutable, the ... as upvalue could be
realised as a constant array part in a closure (a bit
like upvalues in C closures). It would also provide a
cool way to realise immutable tuples in Lua (still not
internable of course):
-- shamelessly stolen from an example of Rici...
local function car(x) return x end
local function cdr(_, ...) return ... end
local t = tuple(10, 20, 30, 40)
-- nargs returns the number of arguments...
print(t(nargs)) -- 4
print(t(car)) -- 10
print(t(cdr)) -- 20 30 40
PS (unrelated): Can anyone show a sensible example
where you'd like to use a weak-valued immutable tuple?
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