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Yes, but one could get the length of the first item by writing #(...).

It seems like #... would be fairly useful assuming the implementation has
ready access to the length of ...

That being said, I also understand that this would further complicate the
grammar since ... wouldn't always be an expression. It would essentially
require the introduction of a non-terminal for


on 9/14/05 1:09 PM, Roberto Ierusalimschy at wrote:

>> Perhaps I missed this?  What is its meaning?
> ... is an expression. #exp returns the length of the result of exp.
> So, #... is the length of the first argument of a vararg function.
> Try this:
> function f (...) return #... end
> print(f("hi", 4, 5))
> Similarly, <<for i, v in ...>> also has a meaning. See next example:
> function f (...) for i,v in ... do print(i,v) end end
> f(pairs{2,4,5})
> -- Roberto