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HyperHacker <> wrote:
> The point about explicitly checking for a table is also something that's
> bugged me a bit in Lua. Dynamically-typed languages like Lua are ideal for
> Duck Typing - don't ask what an object is, just check if it satisfies your
> needs.

Actually, you shouldn't even check if it satisfies your needs. Just use

f.anthony.n.finch  <>
Rockall, Malin, Hebrides: South 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first in
Rockall and Malin, veering west or northwest 4 or 5, then backing southwest 5
or 6 later. Rough or very rough. Occasional rain. Moderate or good,
occasionally poor.