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On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 9:48 PM, Michael Ferenduros <> wrote:
I guess the alternative would be to come at it from the opposite direction by letting mutators to replace the thing they're mutating.

Or do it at compile-time through metalua. Several possible solutions:
- enable/disable the special assignement operator on a per-file basis, or through switch marks in the file
- declare the "assignable" variables as such with a new statement
- rely on a naming convention, e.g. assignable variables have a name starting with "v_"
- have distinctoperators for primitive and customizable assignments, e.g. "=" and ":=".