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- Subject: Re: problem with string.format %d and very large integers
- From: Dirk Laurie <dpl@...>
- Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2011 11:18:54 +0200
On Thu, Aug 04, 2011 at 10:32:51AM +0200, liam mail wrote:
> On 4 August 2011 07:43, Dirk Laurie <email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>> 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.
Yes, I copied-and-pasted from a window. The second edition says "32-bit
integer". The rest of my post makes clear that I was talking about that.
> Added to that Lua 5.2 does in fact have an int type.
Please elaborate, giving a cut-and-paste of an interactive session and/or
a quote from the reference manual and/or an excerpt from the beta source