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On Wed, Mar 9, 2011 at 5:29 PM, Doug Currie <> wrote:
> Is there any reason that you would not want string.format to apply tostring to a userdata provided for a %s argument?

It forces stricter type checking, that's basically it, and is one less
_implicit rule_ that needs to be taken into account. A special format
specifier feels like more in the spirit of string.format.

steve d.