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- Subject: Re: Propsoal: a lua dialect without nil
- From: Dirk Laurie <dpl@...>
- Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2011 13:15:42 +0200
On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 12:20:43PM +0200, Axel Kittenberger wrote:
> Or people requesting how to differ if a function was called without
> a parameter or with nil as parameter. This can be achieved in lua
> with select('#', ...) and only highlights more the funky meaning of nil.
It is indeed a pity that this misleading distinction is possible.
As for the suggestion to design a nil-less language otherwise
reminiscent of Lua, I have after some reflection thought of something
non-negative to say about it: it does not comment snidely on the
political system prevalent in any country.