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- Subject: Re: Lua 5.1 (work6) now available (for loop)
- From: Chris Marrin <chris@...>
- Date: Thu, 19 May 2005 10:16:10 -0700
Joshua Jensen wrote:
Perhaps I can do a better job explaining if I actually
adding the extra (ugly) syntax for basic table iterations
makes Lua a
As Myke pointed out, this is an old decision. The rationale
is that we do not see "pairs" as the "basic table iteration".
I, for instance, use ipairs much more frequently than pairs.
I believe that is true for many other programmers.
I heard someone mention the possible addition of a "__pairs" or "__iter"
metamethod. I don't see such a thing in work6. But that would be a great
solution to this problem for my application. Is it being considered?
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