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I think eventually, Lua is just going to become a base description of
whatever constructs we script in... and we'll all be scripting in the
different dialects that act as interfaces to that. XD

On Sat, Feb 6, 2010 at 7:02 PM, pan shizhu <> wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 7, 2010 at 5:07 AM, Majic <> wrote:
>> Technically, since function whatever() ... end is just syntactic sugar
>> for whatever = function () .. end, perhaps just using () should become
>> a way to denote a function?  Since {} is used to denote a table,
>> perhaps you could do whatever = () ..end.  However I still prefer
>> being as verbose as possible about my types, and i don't like the
>> |param1, param2| ickiness that stems from Ruby.  Who knows... just a
>> thought...  I pride Lua on being as verbose as possible (within
>> reason), so I'm not really pushing for a way to help other scripters
>> be lazy typists :p
>> Regards :)
> What we need is to replace the begin and end.
> Lua table use { as begin and } as end.
> So a possible replacement might be: (){ ... }, i.e. a table after ()
> defines a function. like
> (x, y){return x+y}
> I do think some Macro feature can accomplish this, i.e. have some
> pre-compile step for lua without actually changing lua syntax.
> But we obviously should not remove the "return", since lua requires
> statements in the function body instead of an expression.