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- Subject: Re: Why not Just PHP-stupid include?
- From: "Patrick Mc(avery" <patrick@...>
- Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2011 09:16:23 -0400
Because the reason to use local is for when you don't want anyone else
to be able to see the variable:
that is the whole point of local; and to remove that... why are you
using local in the first place??????
In this way, its like a global 'static' in a C file.
I do like locals but local to a do-end blocks or functions not necessary
files. So here is a simple use case.
Let's say I define 1 function and put it in a file called function.lua,
it looks something like this:
function silly1() print "reallly long string that greets user" end
and define 1 local variable
local x = 10
and put it in another file called local.lua.
I could then write code in another file that would patch the two
together something like this:
local y =2
print(x + y)
the include file is just a way to store code somewhere else. I have
download code from luaforge that had 3K lines in one file, this is
weird. Other languages have this simple-PHP like mechanism, it's not
about encapsulation it's just about typing. This example was short but
why could someone not define 100 local variables and then when the
include is called from within a function, those locals become local to
that function as if they were typed inside it.