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- Subject: Re: Lua 5.3 work1 Considering math.isinteger or type()
- From: Duncan Cross <duncan.cross@...>
- Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2013 16:04:58 +0100
On Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 3:37 PM, Fidelis Assis <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 2013/7/17 Duncan Cross <email@example.com>
>> On Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 2:26 PM, Roberto Ierusalimschy
>> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> > (In an ideal world, probably we should have a library with those
>> > functions we do not use every day (maybe with rawget, rawset,
>> > getmetatable, setmetatable, collectgarbage, and some others), but I do
>> > not think the change is worth the trouble. Just imagine the endless
>> > discussions about what functions should go there...)
>> > -- Roberto
>> I hope you reconsider this. I have been thinking for some time that
>> such an "internals"/"raw" standard library, distinct from "debug"
>> which should not be used in production code, would be a valuable step
>> to take.
> I agree, perhaps move them to "introspection", "intro", "meta" or similar
> library name.
> Fidelis Assis
Ohh dear... I already want to get in an argument with you about _all
three_ of your name suggestions, each for a different reason...
perhaps Roberto was right, and this idea really is just _too_
predisposed to interminable bike-shedding discussions to consider! ;)