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On Mon, Aug 22, 2011 at 03:16, steve donovan <> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 22, 2011 at 11:08 AM, HyperHacker <> wrote:
>> I've often wished t[x,y,z] were legal when t has a __index or
>> __newindex, and would pass x,y,z as arguments to them.
> If it could be done efficiently, it would be a useful thing.  (By
> 'efficient' here I mean 'at least does not make the usual case less
> efficient')
> steve d.

I'd imagine the compiler would only have to generate additional code
if the table index is multiple values or a function call that might
return multiple values (i.e. not wrapped in parentheses). That should
cover the majority of cases anyway...

There's a patch on the wiki that translates t[x,y,z] to t[x][y][z] as
well, but that's probably slower, since you'd have to return a table
with a metatable for the [y] and again for the [z]...

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