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- Subject: Re: Lacking type check functions in C API
- From: HyperHacker <hyperhacker@...>
- Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2011 16:21:45 -0600
On Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 12:57, Roberto Ierusalimschy
>> Are there any plans to add these
>> functions to the API, so that we can be nice and comfy knowing that
>> for every lua_to* there exists a corresponding lua_is*, luaL_check*
>> and luaL_opt*?
> No. As the manual says, "the auxiliary library provides higher-level
> functions for some common tasks." It does not aim completeness.
>> These can be resolved by defining them myself as preprocessor macros
>> (#define lua_isinteger lua_isnumber), but that seems like a hack
>> that's likely to interfere with something (if other libraries do
>> similar or Lua ever adds these).
> I do not see why they seem like a hack. It looks like programming to me :)
> Just try to use prefixes other than "lua_" and "luaL_".
> -- Roberto
True, I could use my own prefix to implement a "complete" set. I'd
only thought of adding to the existing sets. Thanks for the tip. :)
Sent from my toaster.