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- Subject: Re: Empty? No. Array? No. Has? Yes.
- From: Petite Abeille <petite.abeille@...>
- Date: Wed, 3 Jul 2013 22:00:22 +0200
On Jul 3, 2013, at 1:55 PM, steve donovan <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 3, 2013 at 1:51 PM, Roberto Ierusalimschy <
> email@example.com> wrote:
>> I think it does: it is called 'nil'. What Lua does not have is a way to
>> store 'nil' in a table.
> Very true ;) It's all about the inability to store it…
Then make it so if that's really so disturbing to some dispositions.
(1) Keep the current semantics
t[ k ] = v -- remove 'k' if 'v' happen to be nil, otherwise set it
(2) Add some weird diacritical marks somewhere to signify "store it, I really mean it, and yes, even if it's nil, dammit"
t[ k ] = v! -- set 'k' no matter what 'v' is
Now there is no more 'holes', and all is good and peaceful in the universe. Or something.