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On Tuesday 15 February 2011 05:20:43 Axel Kittenberger wrote:
>   In the 5th century BC Hippasus is said to have been killed by
> Pythagoras, because he insisted on the fact that rational numbers do
> not cover everything like sqrt(2). This is an urban lebend, sometimes
> used as reference to hope to not get the same kind of response as 2500
> years ago when suggesting something against the "doctrine". I won't
> discuss irrational numbers but the virtue of letting go of nil. You do
> not have to be convinced nor do I expect Luiz and Roberto to change
> Lua. If it can be managed to be patched to the lua core it will be a
> dialect. For now its just an idea I'd rather have written down once,
> than letting it go to the drain immediatly.

Just speaking for myself, I like nil just the way it is. It's easy to deal 
with, it makes sense in a "you know what I mean" sort of way, and makes things 
easy. I sure prefer nil to the syntactic edifice you'd have to erect to 
replace it.


Steve Litt
Recession Relief Package