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- Subject: Re: checking fo string
- From: Ben Kelly <ranavin@...>
- Date: Mon, 04 Aug 2008 14:23:10 -0400
Alex Davies wrote:
> Hans van der Meer wrote:
>> My point then is: Given the series of lua_is's and luaL-check's, may
>> I be so bold as to suggest addition to the upcoming version of Lua
>> of something as lua_isrealstring?
> It'd be faster to do (lua_type(L, n) == LUA_TSTRING).
> That's all the other macros (non isstring/isnumber) do anyway.
> - Alex
Personally, I think the real solution is to remove automatic
string<->number coercion; on a stylistic level, it's weird, with two
types getting special treatment, and on a pragmatic level it seems to
cause far more problems than it solves, especially when using the C API,
where it actually *mutates the stack* rather than just implicitly casting.