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- Subject: Re: Is there a kernel patch for creating local variables programmatically?
- From: Jay Carlson <nop@...>
- Date: Sat, 18 May 2013 18:22:13 -0400
On May 18, 2013, at 6:05 PM, Tim Hill wrote:
> But such a change is a MUCH deeper change to Lua than just making it easier to write the local declarations. Tables have no existence at compile time in the current model,
Aw, I was gonna say that.
Here's a different way of thinking of it. Compilation is a pure function from a stream to a Lua function. The same text always produces functions which have indistinguishable behavior.
The "no macros" theorem can be derived from that.