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on 1/31/08 11:02 AM, Eric Tetz at wrote:

> It's certainly no burden to *type*, but I think most programmers
> find it unappealing to incur a performance penalty for the sake
> of source beautification. If you've got 50 lines, Lua's creating
> 48 strings of intermediate garbage just to concatenate them,
> right?

That's why we need constant folding in the compiler so that the compiled
code only has one string.