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- Subject: Re: state of the Lua nation on resource cleanup
- From: Sam Roberts <vieuxtech@...>
- Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2009 15:46:49 -0800
On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 2:56 PM, Asko Kauppi <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Last time I checked, the Lua 'error' mechanism was plenty enough.
> In other words, what exactly does it _not_ cover, in your and/or David's
> opinion? Give us a list.
John Belmonte used to have a page on the wiki describing problems, and
apparently has a chapter in the lua gems book. Couldn't find it, but
probably still there somewhere.
Lack of non-string errors is one. Catching specific classes of errors
is hard and involves fragile string matching, at best.