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- Subject: Re: Possible language extension: colon-notation in an expression as shorthand for instance-specific method
- From: junk <junk@...>
- Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 02:45:18 -0500
Mark Tomczak wrote:
I picked the IRC channel's collective brain on this issue, and we
discussed the performance impact aspects of this design. But I also
wanted to ask the mailing-list community: is there
any syntactical reason that I would want to avoid allowing
myInstance:instanceMethod to become a valid construct outside of a
function declaration (as, for instance, a shorthand alias for
constructing the closure as I described)? I'm nervous about getting
halfway down the road of trying out this modification and then running
headlong into a language ambiguity.
The irc channel's brain pickings (that I'm aware of, anyway) are
summarized over at http://lua-users.org/wiki/MethodCurry .