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On 02/02/2011 09:40 AM, Leo Razoumov wrote:
On Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 09:07, Patrick Mc(avery>
I wanted to generate a bunch of "free standing tables within a namespace but
not nested in another table. Each table would be a manufacturers part number
and would start with letters and end with numbers, i.e WOT2930, hence the

Is there a good reason why not make them all elements of a table?
Table approach is simple, readable and flexible. For example, you can
make your table read-only so that nobody can change the part number
WOT2930 after it is set. With local variables you still can by mistake
reset the value to something wrong or nil.


Thanks Leo, Thanks again Robby

If there is not a simple way to do this I better not, there's no way I am going to come up with a better idea then you guys, I'll just stick to regular Lua idioms for now, i.e tables in tables.

Have a great day-Patrick