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- Subject: Re: Shorthand for appending to a table (was Re: 5.2 feature list?)
- From: Nick Gammon <nick@...>
- Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2006 17:48:12 +1000
On 13/09/2006, at 4:01 PM, Paul Hudson wrote:
I see the issue, but the fix isn't to add new syntax for appending
(or at least that is at best a partial fix). There may be other
the table name in other code that need changing after a copy and
I am inclined to agree. I toned down my earlier post to not actually
agree with changes to the syntax.
As a developer who has thousands of clients who use my software, and
thus Lua indirectly, I am very, very happy if the syntax does not
I am very keen for Lua to be a stable language, that doesn't keep
being released with "new cool features" very couple of months, like
certain other software does.
One of the brilliant aspects of the Lua design is that it can be used
unchanged to solve many problems, and even with quite complex
problems, the use of things already in the language, like metatables,
or custom functions, can solve them.