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- Subject: Re: Regarding the name 'pairs'
- From: steve donovan <steve.j.donovan@...>
- Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2009 11:04:23 +0200
On Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 10:19 AM, John Hind <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I am coming round to the attractions of the "method" proposal for multiple
> iterators - the one where you can write:
> for v in myobject:myiterator do print(v) end
So one doesn't have to say?
for v in myobject:myiterator() do print(v) end
This seems a wee bit odd, to make a core change so that we save two
characters and end up confusing people anyway.
Currently obj:method has no meaning without the parentheses. There
has been a proposal from Mark Hamburg that it should mean a closure
that works like this:
This would be a useful shortcut for functional styles where you would
be passing functions for 'bulk' operations on tables, although again
there are possibilities for confusion which may make this not