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- Subject: Re: Let's not break existing scripts.
- From: Axel Kittenberger <axkibe@...>
- Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2011 17:41:56 +0100
I fully disagree. Lua is a cleaner language than the many others,
because it -did- break several times to improve itself. And the
transistion from 5.1 to 5.2 is just a small one compared to the past
evolutionary jumps it did. You are just recently aboard in a 18 year
old language that did quite well so far. Might take more a humble
approach until we know everything better? :-)
On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 4:55 PM, Stefan Reich
> I would like to put this very clearly: I am very much against the
> prospect of Lua 5.2 breaking ANY script written for 5.1.
> It's just a pain and it changes the impression of Lua being something
> that "just works" to something that "breaks when you upgrade it".
> Python did this with Python3 and I am still hating that. "print is now
> a function"? Oh please. Let's just break the most widely-used language
> construct for no reason.
> Python has not been the same since the 2/3 rift was introduced. I
> really really really want Lua to avoid this. 5.1 has a huge basis
> which is very important to keep sane and working IMO.