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From: [] On Behalf Of Sven Olsen
Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2012 10:58 AM
Subject: Anyone have a 5.2 version of Peter Shook's patch?


Since upgrading to 5.2, I've been missing Peter Shook's "unpack tables by name" patch.  RiscLua includes a 5.2 compatible version of the patch, but, it's strictly limited to the case of unpacking locals, whereas the original 5.1 patch would unpack into arbitrary variables.  I preferred the old patch because it made it possible to selectively copy pieces of a table without the need to quote variable names, i.e.,



a,b,c,d in env2


Does anyhow have a 5.2 version of the patch that supports the old semantics?  (My own attempt to update Peter's 5.1 code to the 5.2 parser failed miserably.)