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- Subject: Re: Suggestion: "usertype()" function
- From: Miles Bader <miles@...>
- Date: Thu, 31 May 2012 13:00:35 +0900
Tim Hill <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> However, it seems to me that there is one hole in this clean model:
> the inability of a metatable to project a "type" into the Lua code
> Thoughts anyone?
I think the entire concept of a "type()" function is sort of fragile,
and really not what you want as a general interface.
Something like type predicates would be much better. So the trick is,
assuming a standard set of type predicates, how do you extend them to
work on user types?
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