On the other hand one could also understand it as sign people care about Lua and its Manual being as clear as possible and want to help to improve the manual instead of doing personal critism just to pester.
Am 12.09.2011 17:37 schrieb "Roberto Ierusalimschy" <email@example.com
>> Sorry, but I don't agree. I know this may be nitpicking, but the
>> sentence you cite refers to an *list of expressions* (emphasis
>> "If an _expression_ is used as the last (or the only) element of a
>> *list of expressions*, then no adjustment is made (unless the call
>> is enclosed in parentheses)."
> (A "*list of expressions*", like most lists, can be empty. An empty list,
> having no element, returns no value.)
> If you know you may be nitpicking (yor are!), why do you do that to your
> more than 2000 readers?
> In the good old days, when someone could not understand something in the
> manual, they asked in the list, got an answer and went on. Now, it seems
> a question of pride that a simple answer is not enough; we somehow need
> to blame the manual for the fact that we did not understand something.
> Please, let us stop this. Let us be a little more condescending with
> the manual. I am sure most people would not like the final result of
> trying to make the manual completely unambiguous for every reader.
> PS: I got Lorenzo's message as an opportunity to mention that, but
> this message is in no way exclusive to him.
> -- Roberto