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- Subject: Re: Recommendations on my upcoming Lua presentation?
- From: "J.Jørgen von Bargen" <jjvb.primus@...>
- Date: Tue, 01 Feb 2011 07:01:43 +0100
Am 31.01.2011 19:57, schrieb Steve Litt:
I did some inside-company presentation and the biggest wow-effect was to
"print is no runtimefunction. print is just a (global) variable holding
a first class value, the function code.
It's perfect legal to do print=nil or event print=1/3 (but then you
can't "print" any more :-) "
On February 17, 2011 I'll be giving a Lua presentation at Linux Enthusiasts
and Professionals (http://www.leap-cf.org). Like many of my presentations it
will probably be a "Lifeboat and Speedboat" presentation, where the first part
goes over the basics at a slow speed, and the second part is a fast dog and
pony show of advanced features. All advice would be welcome (although of
course in the end I'll be the one determining the content). It looks like I'll
have approximately 1.75 hours for the presentation.
I believe "function is a first class value" is one of the most important
(and astonishing) concepts of lua and should not be missed in any