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On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 12:23:55AM +0200, Steve Litt wrote:
> On Wednesday, July 20, 2011 02:02:06 PM Johnson Lin wrote:
> > Actually this discussion comes from:
> >
> > 
> > annnnnnnnnd I think it's fun to talk about :p  What do Lua
> > programmers say?
> Eeeeuuuu, get it offa me!
> Multiple ends facilitate matching, facilitate a quick smell-check of 
> indentation, and facilitate syntax handling in Vim and other editors.
> I would never use this syntax, and if approached to maintain code 
> using this type of syntax, I would decline.

The one good thing about Basic: you write `NEXT I` at the end of 
a loop with control variable `I`.  In Lua, if the loop is at all 
long, I write as a habit

    for k,v in pairs(t)
        -- (half a page of code)
        end -- k,v

On the other hand, if a loop and a conditional, or nested loops, 
have the same body, I write as a habit

    for i=1,n  if x[i]~=0
        -- (body)
        end end

Would this last usage be improved by `end2`?  Basically, I agree
with Steve: no.