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Right; I understand this point of view. The problem though is that table.insert(t, v ) has a hash lookup penalty and a function call penalty.

local table_insert = table.insert

will get rid of the hash lookup, but the function call is somewhat painful inside a tight loop.

I've actually found myself making local tables named "t" (where otherwise I had more meaningful names), in order to make the append easier to read... which is unfortunate.

Tim Gogolin
Lightroom Engineer, Adobe Systems

On Sep 11, 2006, at 12:50 PM, Dave Nichols wrote:

I disagree, why should an integer index be any more significant than a name?
I think a missing index should be a syntax error as it is now.
Use table.insert instead, it defaults to #+1


Dave Nichols
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