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2013/9/10 Andrew Starks <>:

> In my very humble opinion (and despite my own transgressions into
> discussions on its redesign :), it gets this balance perfectly... Except
> when it prompts strings to numbers. .)

More precisely: the exact spot where this irks me is that if you set
metamethods for str:__add etc, they don't get invoked when tonumber()
succeeds for both operands, EVEN WHEN BOTH ARE STRINGS.