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- Subject: Re: [manual] chaining metamethods
- From: Ahmed Charles <acharles@...>
- Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2016 06:23:48 +0000
On 1/27/2016 9:04 AM, Stephan Hennig wrote:
> Note that queries for metamethods are always raw; the access
> to a metamethod does not invoke other metamethods.
> , new to the Lua 5.3 manual, is misleading. The second half of the
> sentence can be interpreted as: An access to a metamethod, which can be
> a table as described later, will not respect that table's metatable.
> Which is not true and which would make chaining metamethods impossible.
> What does not invoke other metamethods is retrieving metamethods from
> the metatable itself.
The unambiguous interpretation is that the second part of the sentence
is clarifying the first part, i.e. what it means for a query to be raw.