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On 4 August 2011 07:43, Dirk Laurie <> wrote:
The real story is: "Lua has no integer type, as it does not need it.
… a Lua number can represent any long integer without rounding problems."
(PiL, §2.3).  Sounds good to me.

I think you are looking at the first edition, in the second edition this was corrected. Added to that Lua 5.2 does in fact have an int type.