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- Subject: Re: Table with text keys question
- From: steve donovan <steve.j.donovan@...>
- Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 08:39:57 +0200
On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 5:46 AM, Morita, Bill <Bill.Morita@arrisi.com> wrote:
> Because everything is an object in lua, two separate instances of x=”abc”
> will generated different objects and>
> Thus a[x] = 1 cannot be retrieved by a later by a[x] where x was
> re-assigned (even to the same string).
Strings work fine as unique keys, because they are interned (there is
only one actual copy of each unique string kept).