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On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 12:11 PM, Axel Kittenberger <> wrote:
> I was. Lua is not strong typed tough. Exactly due to this implicit
> string<->number idea.

OK, I see, so Java would also be weakly typed because the expression
"hello" + e would call toString() on e implicitly.

> Another opinion to add. String to number conversations are expensive,
> so if you clutter your code with it, i dont see why this should be
> implicit

It's a fait accompli.  Wise people tend to format their numbers
explicitly, but it would be pedantic to insist on it always.

Implicit conversion of strings to numbers to a + b strikes me as not
good, however.

steve d.