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- Subject: Re: Lua on Reddit again
- From: Alexander Gladysh <agladysh@...>
- Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 16:04:59 +0300
On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 15:18, GrayFace <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 31.01.2011 15:53, Enrico Colombini wrote:
>> On 31/01/2011 10.20, steve donovan wrote:
>>> Another short response to that question:
>>> * No Java-like OO
>>> * No string support, only 1byte char lists.
>>> * Awkward syntax
>>> * Meta-tables makes people feel uncomfortable
>> At least the last point is easy to fix: just remove metatables and we'll
>> have a better language :-)
>> I'm always amused seeing people searching for a different language... as
>> long as it's identical to the one they are used to.
> I'd say metatables stuff may indeed get messy,
Can you please elaborate?
I can see that metatables may be hard to understand.
But *messy*? That is beyond me, why metatables can be messy.
> mostly because there's no standard OO.
> I haven't heard of full OO implementations at all, by which I
> mean support for properties, hence privates; reflection. That's the number 1
> candidate for standard library IMO.
Um, LOOP, no?