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- Subject: Re: Is string always same as number? (the consistency of lua)
- From: steve donovan <steve.j.donovan@...>
- Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2011 12:21:06 +0200
On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 12:11 PM, Axel Kittenberger <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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
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