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On Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 11:27 AM, steve donovan
<> wrote:
> True, but I'm thinking of the common operation of creating a new list
> by prepending an element.  It would certainly generate a lot of
> temporaries if you were using Lua tables!   Lua strings are immutable,
> but we quickly learn to build them using tables, not concatenation.

Indeed, for Lua immutable by default may not be a good fit as it is
for Scheme or ML.