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"Greg Falcon" <> wrote:

> And I don't think there's anything *intrinsically* wrong with that
> sort of syntactic sugar.  But Lua is such a beautiful, small language,
> and because of that, I don't think saving the few extra characters
> typed in "value = value + 1" is anywhere near worth the complexity.

This sums it up beautifully. I love my += etc. in C/C++ but I'd much
prefer Lua to keep its inherent cleanness. A small, orthogonal core like
Lua's is worth a few (thousand) keystrokes.