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On Wed, Sep 14, 2005 at 12:52:53PM -0400, Lucas Ackerman wrote:

> Could this behavior be externalized?  I can only imagine that any 
> reasonable coder would define
> function count(...)	return select("#", ...)	end

It's easy enough to write a C function to do this:

  int count( lua_State* L )
    lua_pushnumber(L, (lua_Number) lua_gettop(L));
    return 1;

But I'm not why we have a separate function when adding just a little
more syntactic sugar to the "..." syntax would do the job:


It would eliminate a function call for something (I assume) the VM
inherently knows.


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