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Mark Hamburg <> wrote:

> This thread plays a bit to a message I started a while ago and never
> finished. Metatables are "hard" -- particularly for people coming from
> backgrounds in OOP languages.

I agree with what you said but you missed out one important point: the way
that methods of the obj:meth(args) kind are looked up is completely
different from the way metamethods are looked up. Other languages tend to
make user-defined and language-level methods look the same.

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