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on 6/29/06 3:46 AM, David Jones at wrote:

> I'm sure lots of people have been bitten by this behaviour (I know I
> have).  Maybe it would be better if lua_tostring took an additional
> argument which was the stack slot to overwrite with the Lua string.
> Then it would be more clear that lua_tostring was doing something a
> bit different, and if you didn't want to change your number into a
> string you could do that by specifying a different stack slot.  There
> are other variations that come to mind too.

I would prefer a version of lua_tostring (and lua_tonumber) that didn't do
the conversion at all. It's magic that I don't need.