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- Subject: Re: inadequate documentation for select and table.unpack
- From: Nagaev Boris <bnagaev@...>
- Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2016 13:17:03 +0300
On Sun, Jun 19, 2016 at 4:05 AM, Martin <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 16-06-17 09:49 AM, Viacheslav Usov wrote:
>> These functions are officially part of Lua's standard libraries.
>> However, except in their own subsections, they are not mentioned in the
>> reference manual, and their own subsections have no useful keyword like
>> "vararg" and "multiple results". The free version of the Lua book is
>> obsolete in this respect.
> They documented in language reference. Language reference is not
> intended to be introductory course for early start. So it may not order
> material in structured way with crosslinks.
Nevertheless the language reference of Lua is user-friendly and is
readable by Lua programmers not only people who implement Lua itself
(a rare case among programming languages: compare with C++ standard).
The language reference would not suffer from adding "vararg" and
"multiple results" to the text, but it would be more human-readable.