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Mark Hamburg wrote:
If unexpected line continuations are the problem, then obviously what Lua needs is a line continuation character. It goes in column 7 as I recall. ;-)

Yes, as David Kastrup said, it was definitely column 6. Except in Emacs, where it's 5.

So who's up to the challenge of writing a Lua interpreter in FORTRAN? Then I could put my Lua programs on a stack of punch cards, just after the FORTRAN compiler deck and the Lua FORTRAN program deck. Then I could wait a few hours until the printout told me I forgot to use the 'do return end' construct!

Ah, the good old days, when the computer science students could use terminals but the engineering students used punch cards. I can tell the stories to my kids, so there was some gain to go with the fondly remembered pain.


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