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On Jul 2, 2014, at 8:56 AM, Dirk Laurie <> wrote:

> 2014-07-02 13:51 GMT+02:00 David Demelier <>:
>> I don't know any other language that use goto continue or goto break to
>> control the loop, it's just a bloody idea.
> Lua 5.2 uses "goto continue" if you want to, and implicitly translates
> "break" to "goto break" whether you want to or not. The opportunity
> to provide a "continue" keyword in Lua 5.3 seems not to have been
> taken.
> So basically my post says: if you can't beat them, join them.
> If you are forced to type "goto continue", at least be spared
> the trouble of inserting ::continue::. It *is* just an idea.

If you are going to hack your copy of Lua to implicitly add a `continue` label then why wouldn't you just add the `continue` keyword and save the ugliness that is `goto continue`?

> But the fact that no other language uses it, if true, makes me like
> it better, not less.

Uh... okay. That is kind of weird, you know! ;)