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2014-07-31 15:24 GMT+02:00 Roberto Ierusalimschy <>:

> Just in case, Lua 5.3 will have compile-time options for easily
> disabling these coercions (one for string->number, another for
> number->string), but the "standard" will be with coercions enabled.

This is a model that might be extended to various other aspects
that people have been clamouring for (i.e. at least one person has
diffidently requested). A feature that is not in current Lua, but easy
to do, is controlled by a compile-time option that does not carry
the taint of deprecation. I like it.