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- Subject: Re: Why not Just PHP-stupid include?
- From: steve donovan <steve.j.donovan@...>
- Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2011 15:25:23 +0200
On Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 3:16 PM, Patrick Mc(avery
> I could then write code in another file that would patch the two together
> something like this:
> function sillyCode()
> local y =2
> print(x + y)
Ah, you want something that works like C's #include - that is, _just
pulls code into the current file_.
I see sometimes a need for it, e.g. if you have a lot of local aliases
for global functions, but the Lua way here is to _separately compile_
each file brought in with dofile() or require().
Generally, history has not been kind to plain include - it's the major
boneheaded thing about C (hi, Petite!) which came to its full horrible
fruition with C++. The poor compiler (after all) still has to process
all this included stuff to compile the file, so the C++ compiler goes
through multiple 10KLocs of source to compile a modern "hello word' .