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I second something like this would be useful.

My enum approach uses a __typeof() function within the metatable, which can be a constant string, too. A well thought out system could be useful for tables, userdata and enums all of them.

Basically, I'd see this as a "subtype", and make type() return two values, instead of the one it now returns. This way, compatibility hick-ups could be smaller, too?


On Wed, 27 Sep 2006 12:27:33 +0200
 Timm Felden <> wrote:
Is there any *good* way to get the type of a table or userdata. I'm thinking of types like "Vector" or "Sprite" or something else, that I am using internally. Currently I'm using typechecking with the REGISTRYINDEX but I it doesn't work with my new OOP System. So I came up with the idea to add an __type field to the metatable but this would mean to me, that I have to implement a new gettype function. Maybe someone has a better idea:)