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- Subject: Re: explicit mode
- From: steve donovan <steve.j.donovan@...>
- Date: Tue, 10 May 2016 19:13:48 +0200
On Tue, May 10, 2016 at 6:50 PM, Sean Conner <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> exists explicit syntax to declare locals but no explicit syntax to declare
I suppose the idea is that the only globals that exist are the
existing contents of _G on startup. Thereafter, no globals needed.
(Certainly would find a 'global' keyword ugly, although consistent)
> Things like "strict.lua" exist to hack around this limitation, and
> some might say this does exactly what you want (or close enough to it).
"Compile-time" is much better. But then (as I said) existing static
analysis tools do this well already.