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- Subject: Re: Why I leave Lua (Was: Re: [ANN] Lua 5.3.0 (work3) now available)
- From: Coroutines <coroutines@...>
- Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2014 09:11:28 -0700
On Wed, Jul 9, 2014 at 9:01 AM, Sean Conner <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I had no problem in picking up Lua, and I've been programming in C since
> 1990. Sure, still make the occasional '!=' instead of '~=' but but that's
> minor compared to some other issues I have with Lua .
Personally I wish != were used for logical-not and ~= were used for
triggering __eq without the type equality check. It would be like an
'approximately equal' sort of operator. It's what I think of when I
use ~= in Perl to match text against a regex. The regex (if
unanchored) will be matched through the string not only at the
beginning (unlike how one uses lpeg).
I'll be sad to see David go. I liked his posts and he's a clever guy.