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- Subject: Re: Lua 5.1.1 has been frozen
- From: Vat Raghavan <machinshin2002@...>
- Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2006 11:24:22 -0700 (PDT)
I too really like this arbritrary base syntax.
I'm not sure if using # as the delimiter is the best character to use, is there
any problem with it since # is used as part of the shebang in files in lua(at
least on unix anyway)?
--- Joseph Stewart <email@example.com> wrote:
> On 6/10/06, Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > Is there a published 'roadmap' of what is up-and-coming in lua - for 5.2
> > > and beyond?
> > No roadmap, published or otherwise. Do you have any special requests??
> A million thanks for sheparding Lua into the fantastic tool it is today.
> If you're soliciting for 5.2 suggestions, would you consider
> ada/erlang style arbitrary base constants? I've brought this up before
> with no one else being interested. I'd contribute patches if there is
> To recap, erlang (and I've heard Ada) support a style of integer
> constants which precedes the constant with a number base (1-36) so
> that things like:
> 2#1001 gets converted into 9 and
> 16#ff gets converted to 255
> 1#111 gets converted to 3 (okay, base one isn't that useful)
> This would make some of my code much easier to read.
> Just a suggestion.
> > --lhf
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