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> Norman Ramsey wrote:
> > Perhaps Lua 5.2 can address the policy disorder by
> > providing a value 'table.hole' whose sole purpose is to be distinct
> > from every other value (including nil) :-)
> This makes the most sense to me out of any of the other solutions.
> --
> Irayo

I agree; I like this solution a lot. However, I see value for this type of object outside of tables. I think nil is often used in places where it was not intended.

-Patrick Donnelly

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