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Some people (not me) now say 
	local _,_,x = <whatever>
all over their scripts and this relies on 
	local a, a
being valid in Lua... as odd as it is. 


-----Original Message-----
From: Matt Hellige []
Sent: Thursday, November 11, 2004 3:06 PM
To: Lua list
Subject: Re: Redefining locals

["Bilyk, Alex" <>]
> Yeah, I see what you mean. Guess I would agree with
>     local f,g
>     function g() f() end
>     function f() g() end
> being a good compromise. It does seem odd to me that 'local' would create a slot in the same scope when one just like it has already been defined. I wonder if this has been done intentionally or is it really unintended result of keeping things simple. I think the latter is the case and now a bunch ot people got dependent on it.

But who's really dependent on it? You can always achieve the same
result with extra scopes, can't you? It seems like a really strange
feature to me...


Matt Hellige