I also would also love to see != and // supported in the standard Lua. It is
also an ongoing com[plaint from a reasonable fraction of our users. They
really like Lua overall but those syntactical differences with C really
annoy them. As they say, "Lua is not C", but I would bet the majority of Lua
users have C/C++ as their mother tongue.
On Wed, 25 Jan 2006 08:39:54 +0100, Alen Ladavac wrote
From: "Keith Wiles" <email@example.com>
Every time I compile a new Lua I add the support for '!=', my old 'C'
fingers have a hard time to making the change :-( I would love to see '!
and '~=' get supported as a default feature of the language. Adding '!='
does not add very much code and it sure does make it easier :-)
/me gets out of the shadow
While at it... I didn't bother to check it out yet, but is there a
real syntactical reason why '//' could not be used instead of '--'?
(In a custom version like Keith said above?) Same for if-then-end vs