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On Thu, Dec 24, 2015 at 5:23 PM, Abhijit Nandy <> wrote:
> Thanks Ross, I will try that out.
> Is there any reason why the assignment operator cannot be overloaded in Lua?
> Abhijit

In Lua, assignment is actually *not* a true expression operator. It's
only a statement, which is why you can't do things like "a = b = c =
1", or "while ((a = a + 1) < 10)" like you can in other, more C-based
languages. My understanding is that keeping this strict division
between expression and statement is part of the simplicity that Lua
needs to keep its parser as fast as possible.