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* On 2006-11-30 Javier Guerra <> wrote  :

> On Thursday 30 November 2006 10:40 am, wrote:
> > For my application, I'd like such an expression to return a nil
> > value instead of generating an error. Would it be possible to create
> > such a
> what you're asking is basically that:
> nil [anything]  => nil instead of an error.  I'd add this one too:
> anything [nil]  => nil
> currently both forms generate an error, and there's very little hope
> that it may change.

I am absolutely not asking anything to change in the default behaviour,
which seems perfectly ok to me. I am just wondering if there is a way to
change this behaviour for this specific table by clever usage of
metatables e.g.