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On Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 12:13 PM, Christopher Eykamp <> wrote:
> Why not have "." do the same thing that ":" does

they do two different things.  keeping the difference explicit allows
for great flexibility.  I, for one, love that even if the docs say:

string.format (s, args...)

you're allowed to do:

s:format (args...)

without the format() function having to have two versions, one
'OOP-like' and the other not.