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- Subject: Re: What's up with token filters (Re: New operators?)
- From: Glenn Maynard <glenn@...>
- Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2007 12:29:21 -0400
On Thu, Apr 12, 2007 at 06:45:02PM +0300, Asko Kauppi wrote:
> There already is a solution for this, namely token filters.
I don't want to have to learn a new child language when I use Lua in a
different place, depending on the little extensions in each case. Adding +=
to my copy of Lua is not the same as += being added to Lua.
Lacking these operators isn't the end of the world. In practice, it means
getting in the bad habit of using shorter variable names than I would
otherwise, some cumbersome copying and pasting of variable names, and
marginally less readable code--but as language warts go, it's small. It
just seems like an odd omission from the language ...