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- Subject: Re: Function call with number parameter becomes a string parameter inside the function
- From: Mark Hamburg <mhamburg@...>
- Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2006 13:37:55 -0700
on 6/29/06 1:12 PM, Diego Nehab at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>> 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.
> Everyone would like that. :)
> For lua_tonumber, this seems easy to do. But for
> lua_tostring, where would the returned string be? It has to
> be allocated somewhere, and it has to be collected at some
> point, but only after the object you are calling it on
> leaves the stack.
There wouldn't be a string. lua_tostring_noconvert when pointed at a number
would return NULL.