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- Subject: Re: Lua evolution and C99
- From: Gavin Wraith <gavin@...>
- Date: Fri, 05 Aug 2011 13:32:15 +0100
In message <20110805115452.GA18279@rondloper> you wrote:
> We're straying off-topic, but I can't let this pass. Addition and
> multiplication _are_ commutative. Granted, if you have three numbers,
> order of addition becomes important, but that is a consequence of
> non-associativity. You have three possible answers, depending only
> on which of the three numbers sits out in the first addition.
You are right. I was not thinking straight.
To revert to topic, I guess the important point is whether moving
to C99 would make a difficulty for any maintainers of Lua implementations
on strange and unusual platforms. I always thought of RISC OS as an
example in this category, but in fact C99 is not a problem for it.
Gavin Wraith (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Home page: http://www.wra1th.plus.com/