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In message <> you wrote:

> I have a problem with Lua code that I am generating
> from an existing scripting language that has no notion
> of type checking. The problem is in code like this:
> if X ~= "" or X == 0 then X = 3 end
> Obviously this isn't going to be legal in Lua, since X
> cannot be both a string and a number at the same time.

It does not have to be. The code is quite legal. Check it out.

 print ( "type abuse is disgusting" == 2006 )

at the lua prompt, to convince yourself.

Gavin Wraith (
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