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- Subject: Re: lua_setfield vs lua_rawset
- From: Chris Marrin <chris@...>
- Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2005 10:00:23 -0700
Roberto Ierusalimschy wrote:
But there is not an equivalent lua_rawsetfield(). Is there something I
have overlooked, or is this just an oversight?
Neither one nor the other. There is no "lua_rawsetfield", but this
is not an oversight. Some people may need lua_geti (no raw version);
others may need a lua_getfieldl where the key is given as a string
with explicit length (and of course some will need a lua_rawgetfieldl
too). There are endless variations. Lua provides a few variations
for the cases we feel are more common.
But the decision was made to provide the particular variant of
lua_setfield(), which is extremely useful. And since the "raw" variants
add a useful (and sometimes critical) optimization of their own, it
seems that the equivalent lua_rawsetfield() would have been a good choice.
I guess I'll do a patch :-)
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