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- Subject: Re: Namespace pollution
- From: Dirk Laurie <dpl@...>
- Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2010 15:58:17 +0200
On Mon, Dec 06, 2010 at 03:26:13PM +0200, Alexander Gladysh wrote:
> This is a bad idea. Do not fight against the language. When you write
> code in Lua, you should think in Lua, not in the language you're
> comfortable with. Otherwise you'll wind up using a dialect which is
> not compatible with the rest of the world.
That is a good general-purpose rule for many things.
But when something like s[i] can be defined in a few lines of pure
Lua, as Michal Kottman showed, no C needed, then the fact that an
idea comes from Pascal does not mean that one is not thinking in Lua.
"Doing more with less" â that's the idea, isn't it?