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- Subject: RE: Bitwsie operators in Lua
- From: Gavin Wraith <gavin@...>
- Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2006 16:39:15 +0100
In message <BAY23-F24DD4BE1D682C6A53D955FA1870@phx.gbl> you wrote:
> I have noticed your site and distribution (RiscLua) and thought
> about using it as a basis for custom Lua build (my needs are running
> the interpreter on Windows and vxWorks).
> Still it's disappionting to find this shortcoming in a language
> that has been around for so long.
I don't think the absence of bit operations in Lua is necessarily
a shortcoming. It owes its success, after all, by sticking
strictly to a minimalist doctrine. Also, bit operations
depend very much on the platform you are using. You have to leave
something for the individual user to play with :).
Gavin Wraith (email@example.com)
Home page: http://www.wra1th.plus.com/