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"Joseph Manning" <> writes:
> The whole point here is to use a keyword.  That keyword does not need
> to be the actual word "label".
> Alternatives include
>    "spot", "point", "place", "target", "location", "destination", ...
> No doubt any choice could cause breakage for *some* existing programs,
> but it's a matter of the best *overall* way forward for Lua users.

Why do you think a keyword would be better?

AFAICS, a keyword would be worse:  besides the obvious problem of
messing up some peoples' programs, it would make labels significantly
less visible (no, highlighting by editors isn't sufficient), and we
_want_ labels to be highly visible.

Even though Lua uses keywords in many places, it's certainly not
necessary that it use keywords for _everything_.


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